Buncombe County’s Emergency Operations Plan

Buncombe County’s Department of Emergency Services is charged with coordinating the county’s response to disasters both natural and human-made. Among the department’s duties is compiling a comprehensive emergency-operations plan—a hefty document containing a laundry list of dire threats, what’s to be done about them and who’s to do it. Xpress obtained Buncombe’s 375-page EOP as part of a national freedom-of-information audit organized to test local-government openness.

See our March 14, 2007 story, “Buncombe’s Plan for the Worst” for more information about this document.

Click here to download a PDF file of the plan.

About Jon Elliston
Former Mountain Xpress managing editor Jon Elliston is the senior editor at WNC magazine.

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