2006-07-27 / News

Town officials to update island hurricane plan

By Dotti Farrington

Chief Thomas Tighe, was scheduled to lead town officials Wednesday in a review and update of plans for preparedness for hurricanes and other emergencies. He is the town's emergency management administrator and operates from the police station. The emergency center is due to be incorporated into the new town hall to be built in the coming year.

Once the new generator is installed, at an expected cost of $18,000, the Melrose school will become the Red Cross designated shelter for which about 200 cots are planned.

The town needs to establish locations for distribution of food and other emergency supplies, especially water, with one site to be for the Beavertail area that could become isolated from the rest of the island.

A hurricane-preparedness workshop for residents is among items still in the planning stage.

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