Center for Digital Government Awards Onslow County for Community Engagement During Hurricane Florence

The county received the Government Experience Award 2019 and previously a third-place a national award for IT services during Hurricane Florence.


By Loyd Price

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WNCT) – The Onslow County Government said it will receive a national award for its communication with citizens during Hurricane Florence in 2018.

Onslow County officials said at a conference on September 27 in Denver, Colorado, the Center for Digital Government will award Onslow County with the “Government Experience Award 2019.”

According to Onslow County officials, the county was chosen for the award for its communication efforts during Hurricane Florence, including “its 24/7 Citizen Phone Bank that is available to residents during a crisis, the use of GIS to determine flood zones and road closures, consistent Facebook Live broadcasts to inform the community of any updates related to safety and weather, and sharing the rescue efforts with news crews.”

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