Local TV & Radio Stations
Tune into your local radio and television stations for up to date information on the weather, business and school closings.
Channel 3(WWAY) http://www.wwaytv3.com/
Channel 6(WECT) http://www.wect.com/
NEWS 14 - http://www.twcnews.com/nc/coastal.html
WGQR (105.7 FM) http://www.wgqr1057.com/
FOXY99 (99.1 FM) http://www.foxy99.com/
KML (95.7) http://www.wkml.com/
WBLA (1440 AM) http://www.1440dabranch.com/
Bladen Online - http://www.bladenonline.com/
Bladen Journal - http://www.bladenjournal.com/
Emergency WATCH means a major emergency is possible.
Emergency WARNING means a major emergency is approaching.
Shelters in Bladen County
East Bladen High School
West Bladen High School
East Arcadia Primary school
Bladen Lakes Primary School
If you have to evacuate to a shelter
Register every person arriving with you at the shelter.
Do not take pets, alcoholic beverages or weapons of any kind
Take blankets or sleeping bags, flashlight, special dietary food, infant needs, lightweight folding chairs, activities and games for children.
Be prepared to offer assistance to shelter workers if necessary, and please stress to all family members their obligations to keep the shelter clean and sanitary.
Take a 3-day supply of all medications.
Disaster Supply Kit
Prep Guide, phone #’s, maps and docs.
Bedding, sleeping bags
At least 3 gallons (12 liters) of water per person
Special items for infants, elderly
and people with disabilities
Canned food, can opener
Written instruction on how to turn off utilities.
First Aid supplies
Protective clothing and rainwear
New batteries, radio and flashlight
Emergency Supply Checklist
Plan for 3 days without water
Flashlight with batteries
Extra pair of glasses
First Aid handbook
First Aid Kit
Medication for a least 3 days
Medical/special needs equipment
Nonperishable food for 3 days
Baby and pet supplies
Water 3-6 gal. Per person
Money: small bills
Lock doors at all times.
Install good quality deadbolt locks on all entrance doors.
Install peepholes or wide-angle viewers accessible to everyone.
Do not open the door to anybody you do not know.
Install keyed locking devices that secure the doors to the frame. Sliding glass doors can be the easiest point of entry. Place a bar along the track to prevent the doors from being opened.
Install devices to prevent the windows from being opened more than a couple of inches. Make sure you can escape from a fire.
Prune shrubbery that can hide windows - especially basement windows.
Keep indoor lighting on. Install motion detector lighting.
Install outdoor lighting. Place some lights out of reach from ground. Aim lighting away from house so you can see if anybody is approaching.
When You Are Away From Home
Stop newspaper delivery. Hold your mail or ask a neighbor to pick it up.
Ask a neighbor to tend your yard and watch your home.
Never leave messages on answering machine indicating you are away.
Home Safety Checklist
- Review checklist and identify things you need to do.
- Take First Aid and CPR. Keep First Aid book handy.
- Make a priority list of things to do.
- Meet with household twice a year. Review emergency plan (Prep Guide).