2023 Hurricane Season

June 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023

Sign-Up for Severe Storm/Hurricane Notifications


  • CodeRED (Sign-up to receive Emergency Alerts) – Click HERE to sign-up.
  • Brunswick County Emergency Situation Emails – Click HERE to sign-up.
  • Town of Sunset Beach Notifications – To sign up for these, it is very easy.  Just go to the Town website https://www.sunsetbeachnc.gov/ and at the bottom left of the Home page there is a aqua colored box entitled Email Sign Up.  Give your name and email address and check if you want Meeting Notifications, Emergency Notifications or Both.
  • Click HERE to view Town of Sunset Beach FACEBOOK page.
  • Click HERE to view Sunset Beach Fire Department FACEBOOK page.
  • Click HERE to view Sunset Beach Police Department FACEBOOK page.
  • The American Red Cross of Eastern NC – click HERE to view hurricane alert skill via Alexa.
  • Click HERE to view North Carolina’s electric cooperatives outages & safety
  • FEMA – Download the FEMA mobile app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips. Available in English and Spanish, the app provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, disaster survival tips, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service.
  • Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network – click HERE to receive flood alerts

General Hurricane Information

  • Thunderstorms, Hurricanes & Tornados Preparedness – click  HERE to view detailed information.
  • Brunswick County Hurricanes – click HERE to view.
  • Brunswick Electric Storm Checklist – click HERE to view.
  • Wilmington Weather Forecast Office – click HERE to view lasted briefings.
  • The National Hurricane Center – click HERE to view (NHC Data is available from Apple & Google Play App Stores)
  • Weather Any Storm – click HERE for the Weather Channel and hurricane safety information.
  • ReadyNC.org – click HERE to stay informed by making sure you have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings, 
  • First Aid & Health Safety for Natural Disasters – We cannot avoid all disasters.  It is best to learn how to manage them. This starts with understanding the health and safety risks associated with each type of disaster and the critical first aid that can make the difference between life and death in the aftermath.  Click First Aid & Health Safety for Natural Disasters for all of the information.
  • Sunset Beach WebCam – click HERE to view “live” conditions.

Hurricane Preparation

  • Brunswick County Emergency Services Center (910-253-5383 or emergency.services@brunswickcountync.gov) – click HERE to view.
  • Emergency Supply Kit List – Click HERE to view.
  • Hurricane Evacuation Kit – click HERE to view.
  • Hurricane Preparedness Information – click HERE to view.
  • Hurricane Preparedness Tips – click HERE to view.
  • Shelter in Place – click HERE to view.
  • Hurricane Re-Entry Passes (Sunset Beach) – As of December 2018, the Town Council voted to revise the Hurricane Re-Entry Pass Program. Beginning in 2019, Mainland property owners will no longer be required to obtain Hurricane Re-Entry Passes. Hurricane Re-Entry Passes will be mailed annually to island property owners only. Town Hall staff will only distribute passes to new property owners and will require proof of the transfer of property.
  • Preparing Your Home for Extreme Weather:  A Guide for People with Disabilities –  click HERE to view.
  • Protect Your Home in a FLASH (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) – click HERE to view.
  • Great Hurricane Blowout – Help your family get ready for hurricane season (Kids Zone) – click HERE to view
  • Pet Owners – Click Helpful Disaster Safety Tips for your pets.

Evacuation Routes/Shelters

  • Hurricane Evacuation Routes – click HERE to view.
  • NC Department of Transportation (road updates) – click HERE to view.
  • SC Department of Transportation (road updates) – click HERE to view.
  • Emergency Shelter: Locate options by zip code by visiting the American Red Cross, or Salvation Army, or by texting SHELTER and your zip code (for example, “SHELTER 01234”) to 4FEMA (43362). (Standard text message rates apply.)  You can also view a list of 7th District shelters by clicking HERE


After a Hurricane

  • Refrigerated Food & Power Outages – click HERE to view.
  • Disaster Relief – Use the address lookup on DisasterAssistance.gov to find out if you qualify for aid.  Call 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.
  • Staying Safe After a Hurricane – click HERE to view.
  • FEMA – click HERE to view.