With so much talk of Hurricane Florence, Seven Lakes Fire & Rescue has been doing all that they can to prepare for whatever may occur.
“We are making sure our equipment is operable and that our generator works,” Firefighter Cal Loy said.
Fire Chief Chris King spoke with engineers this week regarding the dams and is comfortable with both the dams and the lake levels.
Staff will be stationed at the department in the case of an emergency.
One tip to the public is to turn off the main breakers of the house if a generator is being used.
“It could back-feed and create 13,000 volts on the transformers,” he said.
Generators should not be located in the house due to carbon monoxide.
Dispatch will be able to receive emergency calls at 911 even if electricity goes out.
The Moore County Agricultural Center will be opening up as a shelter this week if anyone should need a place to go.
If locals are unable to make it to the Agricultural Center, the Seven Lakes Fire Department will accept them at the department.
“If people need to come, they can come any time,” Chief King said. “We’re not going to turn anyone away.”
The Seven Lakes Fire Department is located at 718 Seven Lakes Drive in Seven Lakes. For more information, call the Seven Lakes Fire Department at (910) 673-8151. In the case of an emergency, please call 911.
For more information regarding Hurricane Florence, visit https://www.wral.com/weather/hurricanes/.