Chowan County Emergency Management


Chowan County Emergency Management is the lead coordinator during major emergency and disaster situations. We coordinate resources on the local and state level regarding hazards that may affect the citizens of Chowan County.

Disaster Situations

During major disaster situations, Chowan County Emergency Management works in the County Emergency Operations Center to direct other County agencies while we shelter and feed citizens, gather damage assessment information, and compile that information to work towards various disaster declarations.  


Additional Responsibilities

We also respond to hazardous materials spills, large fires, and any unusual emergency event that occurs in the county. Our role is to obtain and provide specialized resources such as Hazardous Materials Clean-up Teams, Hazardous Materials Response Teams, Specialized Search and Rescue Resources, and any other specialized resource that may be needed on an incident.