Department Info

Hours of Operation

The Emergency Management office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Office Hours for Paul Buchanan are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday

Personnel

Paul Buchanan
Director

Tommy Winchester
Assistant,
Emergency Management

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Emergency Management

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130 Forest Service Drive, Suite B
Bakersville, NC 28705
E-mail: MitchellEM@mitchellcounty.org
Emergency: 911
Telephone: 828.688.4771 or 828.385.0911
Fax: 828.688.3668

Department Overview

The Emergency Management Office is responsible for disaster planning, hazardous materials information and response to chemical spills, natural and manmade disasters, and ensuring that the Emergency Operations Center is capable of full operation at all times.

Under federal regulations Emergency Management also receives information from local business and industry about hazardous materials which may be used or stored at local companies. Information programs to the public on issues such as individual and family disaster preparedness, severe weather and disaster planning are available upon request by calling (828) 688-4771.

Emergency Management is the lead agency of government responsible for the coordinated response of resources, such as emergency services, to all disasters. Emergency Management responds to all sorts of major emergencies twenty-four hours a day. This office is also responsible for writing and maintaining the county Multi Hazard Emergency Plan.

Stay Informed...Sign Up for Hyper-Reach!

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QR Code for signup to Hyper-Reach ServiceMitchell County residents can now receive emegency messages from county officials through Hyper-Reach. The system can send alerts through regular phone calls, voice-mail, e-mail and text messaging to cell phones. The service is FREE and all residents are urged to sign up.

How To SIgn Up

To enroll in Hyper-Reach, you can scan the QR Code to be taken to the enrollment page. You can also select this link to go to the enrollment page.

After you enroll, whenever an emergency (like a natural disaster or weather alert) warrants notification, you will receive an alert from Hyper-Reach. The phone number issuing the alerts is (828) 688-2676 so make sure it is not on a blocked list if you want to receive a telephone call.

Additional features of the Hyper-Reach system will be coming to the website in the near future.

If you have questions, please contact Misty Sparks at (828) 688-4771.