Experts urge preparedness as hurricane season continues
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WILMINGTON — The weather may be mild and the peak of hurricane season passed on Sept. 14 but emergency management officials say no one should be letting down their guard.
"We hit another sub-peak just in about the second week of October so we are not out of the wood just yet. There is still a possibility of having those storms that come in," said Director of Emergency Services in Brunswick County Anthony Marzano.
National Preparedness Month is more than halfway over, but it is still plenty of time to plan with free NC HurriClaims toolkits from the State Department of Insurance. The kit provides information on everything a family would need in order to prepare for disaster.
"It's been quite a while since the state has done something of this nature so it's an outreach effort on their part to try to increase public awareness about what it means to live at the coast and the potential hazards you may face with your insurance," said Director of Emergency Management in New Hanover County Warren Lee.
To find out where to receive a NC HurriClaims toolkit, click here