Chatham CERT October 2018
Hurricane Florence was the first real test of CERT in Chatham County. Thanks to everyone who prepared their families and neighborhoods, and a particular thank you to every CERT and others who volunteered their time to support the Emergency Operations Center in Pittsboro, who helped set up and take down shelters, who moved emergency supplies, and who worked at the North Carolina shelter in Orange County. Great Job! Continue reading Newsletter October 2018
CERT September meeting – Communications
First, Hurricane Florence
After a quiet summer, the 2018 tropical storm system is heating up. Florence looks to be headed our way, which could mean high winds and lots of rain. Combined those spell power outages, transportation interruptions, and school closings. As a CERT you have started to prepare your families for bad weather. Here is a checklist you can share with others who are just now thinking about how to get ready: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php. Continue reading Newsletter September 2018
August CERT meeting – SKYWARN
- Have you ever wondered why the schools close when they do for winter storms?
- How does Chatham County decide when to close roads for ice or flooding?
- Should I take shelter from that cloud on the horizon?
Continue reading Newsletter August 2018
July CERT Meeting
The July 2018 meeting of Chatham CERT is on July 25 at 18:30 (6:30 PM) in the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center, 297 West St, Pittsboro. After our regular meeting, this months’ class is ‘What Happens When My GPS Doesn’t Work, or How I Learned to Love My Paper Maps’. We will discuss topics on map coordinates, map reading, and land navigation, all of which are essential for CERT support to many operational mission scenarios including search and rescue. Everyone, CERT members or not, are invited to participate at no cost. Continue reading Newsletter July 2018
Thanks for being interested in Chatham CERT. Here is an update on activities and plans.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Shelter operations – how to set up, run, and close down an emergency shelter. Note the location for this meeting: Senior Center, 365 NC Highway 87 N, Pittsboro NC at 18:30 (6:30 PM).
Continue reading Newsletter June 2018
May CERT Meeting
The next general CERT meeting and training will be May 23, 2018 at the Chatham County Emergency Operations Center (297 West St, Pittsboro NC 27312). The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM (18:30) and we will conclude by 8:30 PM (20:30).
Continue reading Newsletter May 2018