Enterprise Proactive On Hurricane Preparedness
Press Release: City of Enterprise
Mayor Kenneth Boswell met with key city department heads Friday afternoon to review preparedness plans and ready personnel to take preventive action should Tropical Storm Erica’s path take a westerly turn as it moves into Florida.
According to the latest track, the storm is expected to move into the peninsula of Florida on Monday and could potentially reach the Wiregrass on Tuesday. Current tracking predicts it will move up the East Coast with outer bands just touching Southeast Alabama.
“We are hopeful that Erica will remain a tropical storm and we will not be in the direct path, but we are taking a proactive approach,” Boswell said. “We have a comprehensive plan in place. We are reviewing that to be sure our personnel are updated and ready to take action if necessary.”
Boswell also asked the public to keep informed and take precautions in case the storm were to change direction. Area residents should not be alarmed, but he advised that they may want to go ahead and prepare their recommended three-day supplies of medications, food and special needs items.
Information on preparedness actions is available at the National Weather Service National Hurricane Center online at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php or at http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit. The American Red Cross site at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane also contains information on how to prepare, respond and recover in the event of a hurricane.
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