New Hanover E.O.C. storm prep strategies

Employees prepare for all weather conditions (Photo By: WWAY)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY)– A busy September in the tropics. Hurricane Dorian brushed our coast just after Labor Day, but didn’t pack the punch of Hurricane Florence.

Whether it’s a fast storm, or a slow moving storm, the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center is prepared.

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Assistant Director of Emergency Management, Anna McRay says they spend the year looking at different threats and hazards, assessing their impacts.

McRay says all county employees have a role in disaster response, but they may not all be needed.

“Depending on what the impacts of the events might be in the region, we may go to a partial re-activation, which is where we bring in parts of our staff,” McRay said.

McRay says its important to make preparedness kits. For a checklist of what to include in your kit, click here.