Are you prepared for Hurricane Dorian?

If you do not have your re-entry tag… NOW is the time to get one! Town Hall is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:00.

Sand will be available to behind Town Hall beginning Thursday at 12:00PM. The sandbags will be located in Town Hall and residents will need to come inside, with identification, in order to receive them. Each household may fill up to 10 bags. Remember to bring your own shovels. Town Hall closes at 4:00pm, so please plan accordingly.

No one knows, with confidence, where Dorian is going. Most experts agree that Dorian will make landfall in the U.S. as a major Category 3 (or higher) hurricane, likely, somewhere in Florida on Monday, with the outer bands of the storm being felt as early as Sunday. Though the storm is still too far off to predict it’s exact path, the storm, on its current path, will bring high winds and heavy rain to our area. While no one should be hitting the panic button, it is prudent that everyone take steps to be prepared for no matter what the storm brings our way.

Hopefully you have your own emergency plan in place. Now would be a good time to review it. If you don’t have a plan, it is not too late. There are planning materials available at town hall or you can download a planning guide by clicking here.

Here are a few things you should consider:

  • Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and battery powered NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards and cell phones.
  • Make sure vehicles fueled.
  • Check your supply of non-perishable foods, drinking water, batteries, and medications.
  • Store and secure lawn furniture and loose light-weight objects, such as garbage cans and lawn tools.
  • Clear debris that might clog storm drains in front of your property.
  • Have cash on hand in case power goes out and ATMs don’t work.
  • Have a plan in place for your family and your pets, should an evacuation be ordered.

Please take steps now to be prepared. Proper preparation is the best defense.