U.S. Coast Guard Preparing for Hurricane Matthew


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With Hurricane Matthew quickly making its way to North Carolina, the U.S. Coast Guard is ramping up their efforts to make sure everyone stays safe.

The U.S. Coast Guard’s biggest concern right now is the uncertainty of the storms track.

Hurricanes are unpredictable and with the forecasts changing each day it is hard to know exactly what to plan for, that’s why the U.S. Coast Guard said they are always prepared for whatever situation comes their way.

Right now, they are working on a plan called Hurricane Condition 3 which takes place 72 hours before any storm. It is basically to get everyone on the same page and prepared for what may happen.

As for the public, Chief Jeremy Thomas encourages people to stay aware of what is going on.

“Stay informed, always keep track of the weather,” Thomas Said. “Stay off the water, that’s gonna be the biggest thing as this is gonna be a big maritime event. So the waters are gonna be terrible and dangerous and nobody should be out there. Make sure your boats are secured. Make sure your families are taken care of and prepared, and just stay on top of the news.”

The North Carolina sector will be holding a status brief Friday afternoon.

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