September is ‘National Preparedness Month’ and Randolph County officials are planning well ahead of the potential Hurricane Florence storms.
Randolph County Office of Emergency Management released information Monday regarding sheltering, preparations and precautions. Officials are urging residents to have a 72-hour storm ready kit, create a communication network with neighbors and loved ones, and stay updated on all things weather related via an emergency alerting system, NIXLE.
“In our area, we work on all hazard mitigation. Basically, what that means is we try to prepare the public for any event that they could have so they can stay in their homes. They feel safe,” said Randolph County 911/OEM Director Cindy Hart.
Officials say they are planning for any eventualities, and have handed out assistance alert materials to residents to aid them and first responders.