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From Brian Short, director of Henderson-Vance Emergency Operations:
While Hurricane Isaias, at this point, is expected to be mainly a coastal event, it is still days away and a slight jog to the left could change our local level of impact significantly. Isaias is also expected to reach category 2 status prior to impact. At its current forward speed, we could begin to feel the impacts of the storm as soon as early Monday morning.
Henderson-Vance Emergency Operations has been monitoring this system for the past few days with great interest and will continue to do so going forward. Everyone is encouraged to continue to watch this storm closely and to begin basic preparedness activities if they have not already done so.
Today, we began our pre-storm activities and will escalate them over the coming days, implementing certain emergency protective measures if and when they are needed.
Keep in mind that we are now entering peak hurricane season, and the tropics have already been very active. The time to prepare is now and not when the winds begin to blow.
In addition to non-perishable food and water, hurricane emergency supply kits should include:
• First-aid kit
• Weather radio and batteries
• Prescription medicines
• Sleeping bag or blankets
• Changes of clothes
• Hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and deodorant
• Pet supplies including food, water, bedding, leashes, muzzle and vaccination records.
If you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate.
We will continue to issue additional updates as they are received or our situation changes.
Please follow Vance County Emergency Operations on Facebook to stay informed on current preparedness efforts and other storm-related information.
More information on severe weather and hurricane preparedness is located at www.ReadyNC.org.