North Carolina Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized [April 1, 2004] [open pdf - 33KB]
"The governor of North Carolina exercises emergency management powers; the Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety has lead responsibility for emergency management administration. The secretary prepares preliminary damage assessments the that governor uses to issue disaster declarations, and determines the appropriate level of response by the state and whether federal assistance is required. Emergency plans are not subject to freedom of information act requests. This report is one of a series that profiles emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. Congressional readers may wish to conduct further searches for related provisions using the Internet link presented in the last section of this report. The National Conference of State Legislatures provided primary research assistance in the development of these profiles under contract to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Summary information on all of the profiles is presented in CRS Report RL32287. This report will be updated as developments warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21797