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Citizens are advised to call 911 for Emergencies and Rescue Needs

PENDER COUNTY – All citizens are advised to report emergencies and rescue needs directly to Pender County by calling 911.

County and state resources are only dispatched through Pender County Emergency Operations.  Residents need to call 911 to execute a valid and official mission.

There may be individuals or groups offering you help; however, they may not be trained professionals in Swift Water Response.  Rescues attempted by those who are not properly trained are a danger to you and themselves!

If you are not part of official Pender County Operations, you need to cease operations and leave the county.  All missions will be executed by Pender County and authorized resources.

If you have an emergency or need any water rescue, please call 911. Information on your location and circumstances will be evaluated to determine the appropriate response.

Facebook and other social media outlets are being utilized to push information out and facilitate general conversation; however, do not use social media or Facebook to report an emergency or request rescue.  Call 911 to insure a timely response.

Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at and on the website  For further information or assistance, call the Pender County Emergency Operations Center at 910-259-1210.



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