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Emergency Operations Center

Emergency Operations Center

Karyn Yaussy

  Karyn Yaussy
Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone: (828) 465-8989
Email Karyn Yaussy

Physical Address:
map 25 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658

Mailing Address:
PO Box 389
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
M - F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
The Catawba County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a secure facility located in the Catawba County Justice Center adjacent to the 911 Communications Center on Southwest Blvd in Newton.

The EOC serves as a multi-agency coordination location for emergency operations and incident management. Here, decisions are made by emergency services leadership and partner agencies based upon information provided and resources requested by the Incident Commander at the scene of a disaster. Key functions include public notification and warning, coordination of response and recovery activities, prioritization of resources, and coordinating efforts with neighboring governments as well as state and federal resources.

Key agencies that are represented in the EOC include: fire, rescue, EMS, public health and social services, public utilities, law enforcement, regional transportation and non-government partners such as the American Red Cross and the United Way.