North Carolina Baptist Men
(NCBM) are prepared for the possibility of responding to a storm threatening
the North Carolina East Coast.
The National Hurricane Center reports that
Hurricane Earl, now a Category 3 storm, is expected to approach the coast by
Friday morning. Maximum sustained winds are about 125 mph.
Mandatory evacuation orders
were issued for Ocracoke Island and Cape Lookout National Seashore. Dare County
Emergency Management officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for all
visitors to Hatteras Island.
Gaylon Moss, NCBM Consultant
for Disaster Relief and Volunteerism, said the necessary disaster relief
equipment is ready and volunteers are ready to be dispatched.
Moss has also
contacted churches along the East Coast and NCBM partners who are prepared to