Friday 18 Oct 2019

County Pleased With Operations During Hurricane Dorian

Wayne County was lucky it didn’t take a direct strike from Hurricane Dorian.

That’s the assessment from Wayne County Emergency Management Coordinator Aaron Stryker.

Stryker gave the update on Hurricane Dorian to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners this week.

He says as the storm got closer, the county ensured its Emergency Operations Center was ready for action.

Stryker says there was good communication between the EOC agencies, particularly during the confirmed tornado that touched down in the Mar-Mac area.

The county opened two shelters for residents during Dorian with about 200 residents waiting out the storm in the emergency accommodations.

Wayne County Manager Craig Honeycutt says there was lots of pre-planning that helped make the county’s operations during Dorian a success.

Honeycutt thanked the school system for the cafeteria and janitorial staff that assisted during the storm.

Dorian arrived September 5th, delivering soaking rains and gusty winds through the evening and into the morning hours of September 6th.

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