OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — For the first time, Oak Island police and fire officials organized a presentation for the community about what to do if a hurricane threatens.
Residents gathered in the Town Hall Council Chambers to hear from the National Weather Service, Brunswick County Emergency Management and other agencies.
Local authorities want people to have all the necessary preparations done now, rather than when a storm is bearing down on the area. Doing so can be a big help when they are trying to serve you.
“It keeps our officers, the fire staff and medical staff from having to go out and address some of these issues during the storm if everybody is pre-prepared for evacuations or at least shelter in place for an extended period of time,” Oak Island police officer Tony Burke said.
Be sure to tune in to the 2018 WWAY Hurricane Special. It is scheduled to air at 7:30 p.m. next Friday on WWAY CBS.