Brunswick Co. Emergency Services prepared for Danny

Reported by Claire Simms - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Tropical Storm Danny is reminding people they need to be prepared for hurricane season.

Emergency directors and residents are making sure their storm kits are ready and they have plans in place.

Moon Patron filled up his gas tank and checked his supplies Wednesday night, making sure he's ready for Danny or any system that comes to the area.

"Water's the main thing," said Patron. "If you ain't got water, without power, you don't have water, couple of canned goods. Just as long I've got that, I'm prepared."

At the same time, emergency services officials in Brunswick County are getting prepared, a process that was helped by Hurricane Bill.

The department checked all its emergency equipment when Bill threatened and is ready to respond, should a storm hit.

"We do have a window of opportunity to prepare and that's exactly what we're trying to do," said Brunswick Co. Emergency Services Director Randy Thompson.

Emergency workers have been on statewide conference calls and are sharing information online, so that no matter where Danny could make landfall, everyone will be ready.

But many long-time residents already know what to do and aren't expecting Danny to do much damage.

"I'm getting ready, but I'm not really worried because it's a tropical storm and you know, being local, I've seen tropical storms," said resident Herb Rumbeau.  "I've seen cat 2, cat 3s. So I'm not really worried about the tropical storm."

Brunswick County Emergency Services will be giving updates on storms using the social networking tool Twitter.  It may not be a bad idea to follow them while you follow the storm.

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