Experts recommend eastern Carolina residents prepare ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Published: Aug. 31, 2019 at 11:37 PM EDT
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As eastern Carolina keeps a close eye on Hurricane Dorian's path, one American Red Cross representative says it's important to get prepared regardless of the severity of the hurricane.

Mike Brown, the North Carolina Red Cross volunteer disaster program manager said everyone should have a disaster kit ready during hurricane season. Brown said even if Hurricane Dorian doesn't directly impact the east, residents should still have emergency supplies handy.

"We would really like people to have already been prepared for hurricane season because we don't know what's going to happen with Dorian but we are at risk of hurricanes up through November," said Brown.

Brown encourages residents to have minimum of three days worth of food and a 7-day supply of medications. It is also recommended to have a first aid kit, flashlight and toilet paper on hand.

Stay with WITN-TV for the latest details on Hurricane Dorian.