In 2016, the Town of Carolina Beach adopted a revised Emergency Operations Plan.The purpose of this plan is to prescribe those activities to be taken by the municipal government and other community officials to protect the lives and property of the citizens in the event of a natural or human caused emergency or disaster, including terrorism. The plan consists of: a Basic Plan, which describes principles and doctrine, and a series of functional checklists which provide detail for the accomplishment of the specifics of the operation. The scope of the plan includes all activities in the entire emergency management cycle including prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery phases. This plan is applicable to all response organizations acting for or on behalf of the government or citizens of Carolina Beach. Incident specific plans may augment this plan if necessary to more efficiently cope with special requirements presented by specific hazards.