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Are You Buncombe Ready? County Emergency Preparedness Site Offers News, Views, Checklists to Review.

Buncombe County is home to fantastic mountain views and vistas, but our home is also no stranger to flooding, snow storms, ice events, and other inclement weather that can be dangerous. Our new Buncombe Ready campaign is focused on helping you prepare for inclement weather. Recently, we partnered with NOAA to become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. As an ambassador, we join other governments and partner organizations across North Carolina and the United States in recognizing the inherent risks associated with severe weather events and helping promote awareness for emergency preparedness.

To assist with preparedness efforts, we’ve developed a Buncombe Ready emergency preparedness page as a one-stop resource for information. There you’ll find information on emergency preparedness kits, family safety plans, up-to-date weather reports, need-to-know phone numbers, helpful links, and more resources to help make sure you’re ready for inclement weather.

The preparedness page also features a high-resolution camera that’s mounted on top of our 17-story County Courthouse. You can watch panoramic views of Downtown Asheville and beyond from the comfort of your phone, tablet, and other devices. The rotating views are available 24-7 so you can catch the sunrise, watch snow and thunderstorms roll in, enjoy the sunset behind the mountain landscape, see downtown light up after-dark, and enjoy all the other views and vistas that make our mountain home special.

This project is a cross-departmental collaboration between Communications, Emergency Services, HHS, IT, and Planning & Development’s recent Weather Ready ambassador partnership with NOAA. We are excited about sharing these important resources to help you get Buncombe Ready and hope you visit the page often to enjoy the views from our historic courthouse camera.