- North Carolina
Surry County Emergency Services created a "public safety portal" to house information in a disaster. The portal, accessible from the Surry County Government website, houses up-to-date information on active 9-1-1 calls, shelter status, important announcements and closings, amber and silver alerts, power outages, and links to the county Health and Nutrition Center.
The shelter status page provides detailed information about primary and alternate shelters in the county, including which shelters are open, maps to the shelters, capacity, occupancy, and personal hygiene facilities. The page also notes which shelters are equipped for special needs and which are pet friendly. The portal is connected with the Surry County Emergency Operations Center so it can be updated quickly during an emergency.