State Of Emergency For Onslow County

The Onslow County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency because of the wildfire.

The declaration means the sheriff is authorized to order evacuations as necessary.

All Onslow County officials and agencies are ordered to cooperate in the implementation of the emergency operations plan.

The declaration is in effect until rescinded by the commissioners.


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  • by Docc Location: Hubert on Mar 24, 2011 at 07:27 PM
    Red Cross shelter info; 910.347.3581 // please contx Onslow County Sherrif dept @ (910) 455-3113 for evacuation areas
  • by someone who lives on mars on Mar 24, 2011 at 06:42 PM
    is dawson cabin going to evacuate
  • by OpenCarry on Mar 24, 2011 at 06:33 PM
    Remember folks, under NC law, a State of Emergency means you can't be in possession of firearms off your own property. So if you evacuate, you have to leave all your firearms at home, or you are committing a crime. That includes ALL guns--hunting rifles, shotguns, and handguns. This includes citizens from other areas that happen to be traveling through Onslow County too--even if you have a permit, you CAN NOT be in possession of a firearm in the area of a declared State of Emergency... The time when we MOST need to be armed--in an Emergency when Law enforcement is already stretched to it's limits--we are prohibited from having our firearms. And if we evacuate, the law seems to believe that leaving them in our unattended homes (for criminals to easily steal) is more safe than taking them with us, with our other "valuables"... Call your Representative, and tell them that this law needs to be changed.
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      by The ECHO on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:47 PM in reply to OpenCarry
      This and a couple of other suggestions pertaining to gun laws have been brought to Stephen Laroque's attention. He liked the ideas presented to him and said that he was going to look into them. Thus far, he has done everything he told us he was going to do, so I believe you may see some changes to current statutes concerning weapons.
  • by kayla Location: sneads ferry on Mar 24, 2011 at 05:53 PM
    are we going to have to evacuate we have no ca we have animals and 2 children is there a number we can call you on?
  • by Praying on Mar 24, 2011 at 05:26 PM
    Paying for all and for god to intervene and out the fire.
  • by Paula Location: Hampstead on Mar 24, 2011 at 04:28 PM
    Are any evacuations expected south of Hollyridge?
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