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08.28.06 -- REPORT/PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCMENT -- Council plans for Ernesto


Town of McIntosh prepares for storm, sends out local hurricane shelter info


By CHER PHILLIPS

Mayor Marsha Strange called a Special Town Council meeting for Council Member Lee Deaderick to discuss hurricane preparedness.

The council voted and agreed if Tropical Storm Ernesto's path bear down on McIntosh later this week, they would call a special meeting on Thursday at noon in the Town Hall office to discuss further emergency plans for the town. Currently, the storm was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm.



Earlier this summer, McIntosh's volunteer committee for safety put together a letter with vital information including storm shelters, as well as a list of items to have on hand in case of a storm. The town clerk had planned on sending these out with the water bills but the council members were concerned they would not reach residents in time. They decided the letters would be hand delivered to the major gathering places in town including the Post Office, the McIntosh Grocery Store and Sportsman's Cove, as well as this blog.

A concern of Deaderick's was maintaining the water tower during the storm. Council Member Jim Strange also voiced concerns about the amount of diesel on hand. The water tower generator is a propane generator and failed last year for a few hours.

The Town Council would like all residents to have a copy of the following letter.
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PDF's for download and viewing. Feel free to print and hand out to neighbors who might not have a copy.

McIntosh Hurricane preparedness page one. (Adobe PDF, 878 kb)
McIntosh Hurricane preparedness page two. (Adobe PDF, 156 kb)

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