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Warren County Department of Emergency Services
Emergency Management Division
Emergency Management Division
540 West Ridgeway Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: (252) 257-1191
Fax (252) 257-9458
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM Monday - Friday
 (After hours call 911)
Mission Statement
The Emergency Management Division plans, prepares and responds to major emergencies and disasters in Warren County. Emergency Management works with all emergency response agencies, governmental services and private industry to coordinate resources to respond to and to mitigate an emergency. Emergency Management assists groups with preparing emergency plans and actively educates the public on how to react to disasters.

Q: How am I warned about severe weather or other impending calamities?
A: Through radio and television broadcasts. If you notice dark clouds on the horizon, you should monitor local radio or TV stations for warnings.

Q: When will a county shelter be opened and where?
A: The primary shelter for the County is the Warren County High School. It will be opened prior to an approaching hurricane or after a winter storm that affects the county with wide spread power outages. You can call the Emergency Services office for shelter information.

Q: Is there flooding in Warren County?
A: Flash flooding due to heavy rains in a short period of time is always a possibility however; Warren County’s topography limits the flooding to a few bridges normally. Warning “DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH WATER COVERED ROADS”

Create an Emergency Three Day Supply Kit

The best time to assemble a three-day emergency supply kit is well before you'll ever need it. Most people already have these items around the house and it is a matter of assembling them now.


  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day
  • Water purification kit or bleach
  • First aid kit and first aid book
  • Pre-cooked, non-perishable foods such as canned meats, granola bars, instant soup, etc.
  • Baby supplies: formula, bottles, pacifier, soap, baby power, clothing, blankets, baby wipes, disposable diapers, canned food and juices.
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel
  • Blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • Portable radio or portable TV with extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Essential medications
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Extra house and car keys
  • Fire extinguisher - ABC multipurpose
  • Food, water, leash and carrier for pets
  • Cash and change
  • Seasonal change of clothing, including sturdy shoes

Sanitation Supplies:

  • Large plastic trash bags for waste and rain ponchos
  • Large trash cans • Bar soap and liquid detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Feminine hygiene supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Household bleach
  • Rubber gloves

Stocking up now on emergency supplies can add to you family's safety and comfort during and after a disaster. Store enough supplies for at least three days, preferably seven days, in one place.

Start with an easy to carry watertight container. A large plastic trash can will do, or line a sturdy cardboard box with a couple of trash bags. Next gather up the following items and place them in your kit.