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Peak hurricane season arrives

Beaufort County Emergency Services is monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is projected to become a hurricane over the next few days.

“We are now approaching the peak of what has already been an active hurricane season. As such, we encourage everyone to have a plan for how your family will respond to the threat of not only this storm, but others as well. This plan should ensure that everyone is as self-sufficient as possible, and include and/or address the following.

Preparing Your Home and Property

  • Secure outside items such as furniture and other decor.
  • Ensure adequate shelter for outside pets.

Sheltering In Place

  • Have enough food, water, medications and other provisions for five to seven days for each person and pet.
  • Have a plan that would allow for the use of these provisions in the event of power outages or other infrastructure failures.

Evacuations:

  • Have a plan to evacuate to a safe location if necessary. This plan should not rely on traditional public shelters. Preference should be given to locations that are beyond the expected impact area. This may include staying with family, friends or acquiring a hotel / motel room. Again, your primary plan for evacuation should not rely on the use of public shelters. Public shelters should be a last resort.”

Click HERE to see the full graphic update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City.

Additional guidance pertaining to preparation efforts can be found at www.readync.org/ and by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bcemergencymanagement.”