Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I sign up for local emergency alerts?

CabCoAlert is a mass notification service. It keeps participants informed on potential threats and hazards that could impact:

  • safety
  • property
  • welfare

This service allows you to receive emergency messages through text, phone, or email.

  • Registration takes 5 minutes
  • Enter up to 5 locations within the county
  • Select any non-emergency alerts you would like to register for

Sign Up For Emergency Alerts

What does emergency management do?

Cabarrus County Emergency Management:

  • Coordinates state and local agencies response to local disasters and emergencies
  • Works with community organizations and municipalities to plan for potential emergency situations
  • Operates the Emergency Operations Center during incidents
  • Prepares and reviews plans to mitigate hazards in our area

I have a Tier II facility, how do I file in Cabarrus County?

Cabarrus County utilizes E-Plan. You can enter your Tier II reporting online through this system. You do not need to provide a hard copy of your Tier II filing to our organization or the LEPC.

Has your business been identified as a Risk Management Program (RMP) facility? If so, you must provide a current copy of your emergency action plan to:

  • Cabarrus County Emergency Management
  • Cabarrus County Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Your responding fire department(s)

Call 704-920-2143 for assistance.

Tier II reporting through E-Plan

How long should I be prepared to be self-sufficient during major events?

You should be prepared to survive on your own for 72 hours after an event. Keep in mind that basic services may not be available for some time following an incident, such as:

  • electricity
  • gas
  • water
  • sewage treatment

What should I have in my emergency preparedness kit?

Everyone’s emergency preparedness kit will be different based on their needs. Your kit could include these recommended items:

  • A three day supply of water - one gallon of water per person, per day
  • A three day supply of non-perishable food suitable for your family’s size
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Sanitation and hygiene items
  • Whistle
  • Local map
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Can opener
  • Photocopies of credit and identification cards
  • Cash and coins
  • Other items to meet your unique family needs
  • Don’t forget about your pets!

Where are my local shelters?

The emergency management department works closely with our community partners to identify shelters. Over 20 locations are potential shelter sites in the county.  Shelters are opened based on:

  • the impact and location of the event
  • availability
  • projected need

Do you offer emergency preparedness presentations for my group or class?

Yes! Are interested in hosting an educational program for your group or organization? Contact our office at 704-920-2143. We are happy to create a program that fits your needs.