Online Originals: Onslow County EMS reflects post-Dorian

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ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WNCT) – In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Onslow County EMS Director Norman Bryson reflects on the county’s preparedness going into the storm.

Just two weeks ago Onslow County held a storm simulation to practice rescue and relief efforts. The exercise consisted of county staff coming together to practice their positions during a hurricane.

“Some of the scenarios we had in our exercise just a few weeks ago played out in some of the same things we saw from Hurricane Dorian.” Norman Bryson

Bryson said the similarities were tornado activity and a crowded shelter, both they were prepared for.

In total Onslow County sheltered 300 people and no injuries were reported. The county is estimating 3-4 million dollars in damages.

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