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Hurricane summit prepares residents

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We're nearly two months into hurricane season, but are you prepared? Thursday night, Brunswick County residents gathered to learn more about keeping their families safe, in the event a storm hits. From The National Weather Service to law enforcement there were plenty of experts on hand to talk to residents tonight. The overall message: the importance of being prepared. When storms hit Southeastern North Carolina it can be dangerous, even deadly. That's why Brunswick County officials are joining forces to get residents prepared. "It's an outreach program to make sure everybody understands what the emergency preparedness means," David Sanifer, County Commissioner Chair said. Brunswick County is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and with so many newcomers each year, the hurricane preparedness message is one that bears repeating. "As a new resident of Brunswick County I'm interested in learning about the services, the first time living in an area that's hurricane prone, storm prone, " Brunswick County resident Bill Fordyce said. NewsChannel 3's Sonya Stevens was one of the presenters Thursday night. She explained the media's role in the event of a hurricane. While it's our job to keep you informed, it's your job to always be prepared. "We're going to bring some stuff home for our neighbors. We live in Waterford and everybody should learn a little more and be prepared," Brunswick County resident Russel Macica said. "Its not a matter of if, it's when," County Commissioner Chair Sanifer said.

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