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If a hurricane threatens us, the time to prepare for its onset and, if neces-
sary, to evacuate the island may be no more than ^ - 6 hours* After that,
Salter Path may have been closed by high water or other hazards to traffic
may have resulted in all movement having been halted by public- safety
officials* Because time may be so limited, take preparatory measures now*
Some things you may want to consider are:
Securing outdoor objects which may become projectiles in hurricane
Procuring candles and spare batteries for flashlights, radios, and
other emergency equipment.
Keeping food on hand for your household for seven days.
Seeing that gasoline and other flammables are securely stored so that
they v;ill not contribute to the hazard in high winds v/hen high
voltage electric lines may blow down.
Being prepared to board up or to tape or shutter large windowso
Check your boat moorings — and remember that tides will be many feet
higher than normal.
Keep your car’s fuel tank at least half full.
National Civil Preparedness officials estimate that during hurricane Camille
in 1969 evacuation of 100,000 people from the threatened area saved 50,000
lives. Should a hurricane threaten us here, be prepared to evacuate prompt
ly to the National Guard Armory on Bridges Street in Horehead, If further
evacuation should be indicated, county officials will direct you onv/ard«
Your safety may depend on your attention now to proper preparatory measures. '
Gen, John Elder, Civil Defense Director,
AT FORT iiACON: If you missed the first visit of the reactivated company of
Confederate soldiers (North Carolina First Regiment) to Fort Macon in June,
or if you v/ant another look, there will be an opportunity to see them again
at the Fort on August 20 and 21« They will camp out and put on quite a .
show — drilling, sending out patrols, firing their muzzle-loaders, sentry
duty, bugle calls, cooking stew over a camp-fire — the whole bit. It v/ill
be interesting entertainment for all ages, so come and enjoy! Perfect for
Mary Louise Baker
PKS FIRE DEPARTMENT: Contigent on the outcome of the August 23 referendum.
Bill Uebele (726-0279) and Jack Thompson (726-2^85) would welcome an inquiry
by any of our residents, male or female, interested in serving in our Fire
Department. This v/ould be in the engine company or the ambulance unit as
an Emergency Medical Technician or as an Ambulance Attendant, It is their
goal to place another group in the Emergency Medical Technician class start
ing in September at CTI«
OUR APPRECIATION to those Pine Knoll Residents v/ho have finished their
training as Emergency Medical Technicians. It is not an easy course, re
quired hours of clasa x-/ork as v/ell as study at home, but those taking the
training all felt that they learned a great deal from very capable instruc
tors. And thanks, too, to Natalie Hiltz and the Atlantic Beach Rescue
Squad who have included us in their training sessions^
iiAYOR HilLLER REPORTS that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under contract
with the Federal Insurance Administration, is beginning a Flood Insurance
Study for Pine Knoll Shores, This study which is scheduled for completion
in March 1978 will provide the technical information needed to establish
actuarial flood insurance rates and v/ill provide a basis for our community’s
flood plain management program. The Flood Insurance Specialist assigned to
PKS is Mr, "Jilliam Harris of the Federal Insurance Administration, Atlanta,
Ga, Our interest and cooperation, as v/ell as that of our elected officials,
will help him understand local concerns and problems,
HAPPENINGS AT TIjE i^RINE RESOURCES CENTER: Dr. Ned Smith, Director, is
happy to report that A HURRICANE A' ^A'iTIENESS "'.^EK is planned at the Marine
Resources Center for August 22 through the 26th and is being sponsored by
UNC Sea Grant College Program and the N.C. Marine Resources Center. There
will be talks by representatives from Federal, State and Local Agencies.
A nevj Hurricane Display is being assembled which v/ill include a historical
prospective of North Carolina hurricanes. Films v/ill be presented pertain
ing to storms and such printed matter v/ill be available, including materials
on storm structure and dynamics; emergency preparedness and safety; and
Check the local paper for a more detailed outline or contact the Marine
Resources Center and they will send you an entire agenda of "HURRICANE
AWARENESS V7EEK''. The telephone is 726-0123*