North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
The Division of Emergency Management is responsible for protecting North Carolinians from the effects of natural and man-made disasters. The division offers assistance to local officials through the state office and three branch offices. It assist local governments with the development of emergency action plans for hazards such as chemical spills, floods, hurricanes, and nuclear incidents. The division coordinates the state and federal response to disasters.
The National Flood Insurance Program Branch provides floodplain management technical assistance and training opportunities to local government officials, citizens, surveyors, engineers, architects, lenders and insurance agents. The NFIP Branch also administers the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program described below.