- Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 14:21
- Written by Super User
By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach, New Hanover County and North Carolina Emergency Management held a hurricane training exercise on Thursday August 29th at Town Hall.
The exercise is designed to inform town department heads and staff members of their roles in the event of a hurricane and activation of the Town's Emergency Operations Center. (EOC).
The event brought together police, fire and administrative personnel to work through scenarios and train on how to handle documentation required following the storm including filling out Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) documents to log damage throughout the Town.
While the exercise isn't as real as an actual event, it serves to help the various departments plan for coordinating their efforts before, during and after a storm has passed.
That includes damage assessments, managing resources and personnel, and restoring services such as water and sewer.