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Vol. 10, No. 13
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C
This simple act of patriotism says it all.
—Photo by Dan Law
By Jean McDanal
The cannon boomed at 10 a.m. on
June 7 to signal the start of the 7th
annual Kayak for the Warriors race
held at Garner Park. The first kayakers
off were the serious racers. The second
and third cannon shots marked the be
ginning of the race for paddle boarders
and the more leisurely inclined racers.
The weather could not have been bet
ter. We had 13 folks representing the
Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp
Lejeune. The first wounded warrior to
come across the finish line was Sean
DeBevoise. There were 140 racers this
year for the signature race, 29 bike riders and 26 in the fun boat race.
Before the cannon, the United States Coast Guard color guard presented the
flag and Mayor Ken Jones led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. In his open
ing remarks, Mayor Jones talked about the dedication and commitment of K4TW
supporters Bruce Carbrey and Marty Bourdeau, both of whom recently passed
away. Bruce and Marty lived lives of distinction and worked tirelessly to support
the Kayak for the Warriors program. Paddles were presented by Justein Henry of
Hope for the Warriors® to the families of Bruce and Marty. The inscriptions read:
‘]-Coj)efor tde Warriors
Marty ‘Bourdeau/Bruce- Carbrey and fiisfamify
jor af[ of fiis hard work and dedication to our
nations wounded heroes, their famifies,
T’he O-Copefor the Warriors
Jamify cannot exjyress enoughgratitude for his
commitment to ‘Restoring: Se^ TafniCyD “yfope.
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By Jason Baker, Pine Knoll Shores Fire Chief
Hurricane season is upon us again, and it is time to go over some of the lessons
learned from past storms here in Pine Knoll Shores. The National Weather Service
is saying that this will be a “slow” year for hurricanes. This means that there will not
be as many storms coming up the coast. Please keep in mind that it only takes one
storm to devastate a coastline. Hurricanes Hazel and Andrew both were massive
storms that occurred in “slow” years. It only takes one.
The only thing we can do is to be prepared for a hurricane—and now is the time
to get ready. Do not wait for the storm to be chugging up the coast like a freight
train to begin your preparation work.
First, gather all of your important paperwork: insurance documents (property,
life and health), social security cards and basic bank records. Make sure you know
where this paperwork is and make sure everything is current and up-to-date. Should
the worst occur and you incur damage to your house or properties, you will have
the necessary paperwork to begin the recovery process. It is a good idea to place this
paperwork in waterproof packaging in a backpack and keep it in a safe place where
you can easily find it and take it with you should you evacuate.
Be sure you have your hurricane re-entry pass. If you do not have one, please
come down to the Public Safety Building and speak to Natalie Gibble, me or any of
the firefighters to have one issued to you. You must have this pass to return to the
island after an evacuation.
As a storm approaches, be sure you have enough food for 96 hours. Go to the
grocery store now and pick up nonperishable food items and water. Place these
foods in a box or crate in a safe place. Also ensure that you have ample supplies for
your pets. Do not wait until a storm is coming up the coast to do this. When the
hurricane is close, you may pick up some perishable food items that you like and
will eat during the course of the storm.
Check your supply of medications. Be sure that you have adequate supplies of
prescription medications to last if you are evacuated or are unable to get to the phar
macy for a few days. These, too, should be stored in a safe, dry place.
Make sure your basic emergency kit is up-to-date. Be sure you have fresh bat
teries in your flashlights and battery-operated radio and that your first-aid kit is well
Fill your car with gas. Well in advance of a storms landfall, go to the gas station
and top off your tank. Evacuation routes can be jammed with traffic, and a full tank
will ease your anxiety as you make your way away from danger. Also, if you choose
to shelter in place for the storm, it may be awhile before gas stations have their
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