Hurricane season officially began on June 1, and JOEMC encourages all its members to be proactive and prepare now for storms and severe weather.

After the devastation left from Hurricane Florence last year, our community knows, even more, how important planning and preparation is during the coming months.
Take time to recognize the importance of hurricane planning and take steps to get ready. Here are some simple things you can do now to prepare:

  • Outline a communications and evacuation plan for your family. If you have pets or any livestock, include them in your plan.
  • Create an emergency kit. Go to (Energy Center, Storm Center, Storm Checklist) to find some suggestions for your preparedness kit.
  • Connect with us online at or on social media (we’re active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to stay informed about weather, outages and other information. Keep our outage reporting number (910-353-1940) and email handy ( just in case you need it.
  • Sign up for local weather alerts and warnings. You can also visit ReadyNC. org or download the free ReadyNC app for tips for preparing for natural disasters, as well as real-time weather and traffic information.

For additional safety information and tips, visit and look for the Storm Center tab under the Energy Center header.