Tropical Storm Laura is churning in the Atlantic and headed for the gulf. Though the track has shifted slightly west, the National Hurricane Center reports that the track is still somewhat uncertain. The storm is also likely to become a Category 1 Hurricane once it reaches the warm waters of the gulf. Please prepare for the possibility of high winds, rain, and flooding in low areas.
Now is the time to review your emergency plan and check on the stock of your emergency supplies. If you do not have a personal emergency plan, you can find tips for preparing a plan on the town website. If this or another storm should escalate to the point that an evacuation is ordered, you will need an Emergency Re-Entry Pass to return home. Residents can obtain passes at the Redington Shores Town Hall during normal business hours. Proper identification is required.
A sandbagging station has been set up in the parking lot behind town hall for our residents. Follow these tips for proper sandbagging:
- Fill bags only 1/2 to 2/3 full for proper stacking.
- Sandbags are heavy. Lift with your legs.
- Wear gloves and proper attire.
- Keep hydrated.
Secure outdoor furniture, grills, trash cans, and other items that could become airborne in high winds. Redington Shores ordinances require all residents, property owners, and construction companies to secure outdoor items that could become airborne when a High Wind, Tropical Storm, or Hurricane Warning is issued.