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Hurricane Dorian shifted further east

According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, the 11AM Update is Hurricane Dorian has winds at 150mph and the track has again shifted further east.

The posted on social media, “For those in our area, have a plan and continue to monitor us and the National Hurricane Center for future changes in the forecast.”

Full advisory information here: http://ow.ly/hHzH30prZKe

Hurricane Dorian is in the Caribbean currently according to the National Weather Station in Wilmington.

History indicates that families and communities who prepare in advance for hurricanes and other disasters are generally able to recover more quickly. Officials urged families not to wait until a possible hurricane is in the forecast and to make time now to discuss their emergency plans, review their homeowners and renters insurance policies, and update their emergency supplies.

An emergency supply kit should contain enough supplies not just to get through the storm, but for the potentially lengthy aftermath. Make sure to have enough non-perishable food and water to last each family member three to seven days.

Other essential items include:

• Copies of insurance papers and identification sealed in a watertight plastic bag

• First-aid kit

• Weather radio and batteries

• Needed prescription medicines

• Sleeping bag or blankets

• Changes of clothes

• Hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and deodorant

• Cash

• Pet supplies including food, water, leashes, bedding, muzzle and vaccination records.

During storms, people should stay tuned to a trusted local news source and keep a battery-powered radio nearby for weather and evacuation information. They also need to heed the warnings of state and local officials and evacuate quickly when told to do so.

Other steps to take now to before hurricane season:

• Know your evacuation routes and plan how you would get to safer ground if needed.

• Consider flood insurance, especially if you live near a body of water or in an area that has ever experienced flooding.

• Sign up for flood alerts from FIMAN, the NC Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network, to get up-to-the-minute warnings on potential flooding.

More information on hurricanes and overall emergency preparedness can be found on the ReadyNC mobile app and online at www.ReadyNC.org.

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