If Hurricane Irene told us anything, itâs that preparation for emergencies can be a significant, and potentially life-saving, matter.
Before you go buying protection for dust storms or dig an underground bunker for tornadoes, itâs important to know what types of emergencies are most frequent to Catawba County.
The countyâs emergency management coordinator said general preparation is always good, but there are certain incidents in specific for which area residents need to be ready.
The area chapter of the American Red Cross is sending more volunteers east to assist with clean-up and assistance efforts after Hurricane Irene.
The Catawba Valley chapter of the Red Cross is sending at least two more volunteers to counties in eastern N.C., adding to six volunteers and employees already helping out, said chapter Executive Director Suzan Anderson.
Serendipity--like a great ladyâis standing regal and tall on North Carolinaâs Outer Banks, despite the assault on her for a grueling 35 hours by an infamous lady, Hurricane Irene, last weekend.
The house made famous in the movie âNights in RodantheâÂ is owned by a Newton couple, Ben and Debbie Huss, who returned home late Monday night after spending four days in the house at the village of Rodanthe.