Plymouth Hosts Hurricane Preparedness Day

The sixth annual Hurricane Preparedness Day kicked off Friday morning in Plymouth with an MH-60T helicopter landing downtown.

Several agencies including the Coast Guard, State Emergency Management, Law Enforcement and representatives from all fire departments in Washington county set up at the waterfront in Plymouth until 2:00 this afternoon. The Washington County State Medical Assistance team displayed its decontamination shelter which would be used if a hazardous spill should happen during a hurricane.


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  • by army strong Location: plymouth,nc on Jul 28, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    i was there with the plymouth fire dept.
  • by Hurritrax on Jul 22, 2011 at 08:10 AM
    Glad to see Plymouth hosting this event....hope they continue it next year and adverise it well in advance to get more participation. The last major storm to impact the area was Isabel in 2003. As Justin mentioned, at the very least you should have an emergency kit put together. We've been lucky the last 7 years and the odds are that another storm will impact us soon. Peak hurricane season runs from late August to mid September, so keep your eyes and ears open for any tropical developments for the rest of this season.
  • by justin Location: plymouth on Jul 20, 2011 at 06:27 PM
    I was there, I was the guy wearing the Coast Guard uniform... I can see peoples dismay of not as much advertisement as there could have been. let me state I'm the New Guy in town and I will be helping Washington county... thats if Wash Co will accept me. next year I'll help get this thing on the map! meanwhile regardless of the problems that small town gov has get a kit in your home! be ready! canned food: 1 week's worth at a minimum, 2000 cal per person and 1 gallon of water per person , per day! and remember to pray to God for help when the situation is big and out of your control.
  • by washington county Location: Plymouth on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    I personally attended the Hurricane Preparedness Day. I saw the ad in the Beacon and advertised at the Chamber of Commerce. It was very informative for those that chose to attend. A good idea would be to help out the local government instead of constantly critizing it.
  • by Judy Location: Plymouth on Jul 16, 2011 at 03:41 PM
    This was a well kept secret by the local agencies in Washington County. 150 people were at the Vernon James Center for Safety Day Camp and didn't know anything had happened until we saw it on TV. Best way to be prepared in Plymouth is to leave town!
  • by Don't forget... on Jul 16, 2011 at 02:10 AM
    Greenville is having their annual, "Robbery Preparedness Day" this weekend.
  • by Grady Location: Plymouth on Jul 15, 2011 at 08:31 PM
    Yea! It was great - the only ones that attended were the ones putting it on.. Another joke by Washington County management.
  • by rj Location: Columbia on Jul 15, 2011 at 08:12 PM
    Hurricanes WHAT?!?!?! Lee Dude, get off the couch, and go out side, put away the booze. TV sports are for your vane placation, and you will probably get hurt or panic in a real hurricane. This is something you should be ready for.
  • by Walt Location: Plymouth on Jul 15, 2011 at 08:06 PM
    Thanks for all the effort in educating NENC people about Hurricane Safety. Special thanks to the US Coast Guard for attending with the rescue copter. This is important survival information!!! Not for some trite sports non-important commentary... Thanks Plymouth!!!
  • by Lee on Jul 15, 2011 at 07:18 PM
    I thought the hurricanes only played certain times of the year? Did they build a stadium in plymouth?
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