Local Efforts-Hurricane Katrina
The State Emergency Management Team has been coordinating potential local aid for Katrina (State or Federal). They have been asked to follow certain protocol, as folks who show up to help may cause additional hardships because there are no accommodations for them either.
All requests for assistance will come from the State of North Carolina, and will filter down to the local emergency teams.
This information came from Mike Guzo, Search and Rescue Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator Emergency Services, North Carolina Division of Emergency Management. He states that Police and Fire are currently on stand-by, in a readiness mode. If any request for deployment is received from the State, he will notify local governments ASAP.