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IMPERVIOUS SURFACE CHANGES IN PKS, 1993-2014

Scott Sherrill - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On May 18, 2017 we were able to hear a presentation on how PKS has developed over the past 20+ years.

Mr Evan Hill, a student at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, presented findings on a semester-long study he and a colleague had recently completed that looked specifically at how additional impervious surface has impacted stormwater in PKS from 1993-2014 (20 years).

Mr. Hill and his colleague used aerial imagery and conducted a fascinating study of these 2 time periods. The study area was specifically for Pine Knoll Shores. 

To listen to his presentation, click here

To view the Power Point, click here

To look at a Watershed Fact Sheet, click here


Hurricane Prep Message #2

Scott Sherrill - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

One of the most important items of business for storm readiness in PKS is communications.  The best storm plan in the world is useless if we do not have a reliable mechanism to get the word out.  This message presents 5 items related to communications that are important when it comes to Emergency Management in Pine Knoll Shores.

1.      Use the Town email system--The best way to immediately get the word on PKS-specific information related to storms/emergency management is via this email system.  So if you are reading this and you regularly get Town emails, you will receive information on:

  •         Weather information
  •         emergency declarations
  •         bridge conditions
  •         curfews
  •         power outages
  •         re-entry into Town
  •         road conditions
  •         Vegetation Cleanup 

2.      Visit the Town Facebook Page- every message passed in the areas mentioned in 1. above is also posted on the Town’s Facebook Page: Facebook.com/townofpineknollshores  In the event that Town Hall loses its internet connection and cannot send emails (as we did during our last recent major storm), we will use a wifi hotspot and post our messages directly to Facebook.  Reminder—you do not need a Facebook account to view these messages…just enter the link shown earlier in your browser.

3.     Sign up for Code Red- We have decided to abandon our siren system in town.  A much better way for everyone to be immediately notified of an important event or an emergency is to sign up for CodeRed, which will call a home phone or cell phone (or both).  You have to go the County website to enroll in CodeRed: http://carteretcountync.gov/525/Emergency-Notification 

                                                  

4.     Have an AM Radio so you can listen in on 1610, the PKS Town Radio Station- The Town has a 5-watt radio station which will broadcast emergency messages.  The same messages which go out on email and are posted on Facebook are also broadcast on 1610 AM, so in the event your home has no phone/power/internet capability, you can still get the word.

5.     Call Town Hall to get the latest word prior to driving to PKS after a storm event-  The same messages which are sent out on email, posted on Facebook, and broadcast on 1610 AM are also read on our message machine at Town Hall when we actually encounter a hurricane event.  It’s a good idea to call and check out the status in Town before driving here from several hours inland only to be turned around.  Call 252-247-4353.

REMINDER: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR REENTRY PASS, PLEASE CONTACT NATALIE GIBBLE @252-247-2268 TO OBTAIN ONE. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE, IT IS STILL GOOD AND YOU DO NOT NEED A NEW ONE.

Hurricane Prep Message #1

Scott Sherrill - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Good Afternoon Everyone,

We are just a couple of weeks away from hurricane season. It is our hope that we are spared this year, however being in coastal NC, we all know hurricanes like to visit us from time to time. I have attached a hurricane preparedness list with some helpful websites (click here). Please look over the list and visit the websites. We care about our citizens and want you to be prepared just in case the unthinkable happens.

If you have not been by the public safety building to get your disaster reentry pass, please do so as soon as possible to avoid having to possibly wait in line to receive one should a hurricane be baring down on us. I am in the office Monday-Friday 8 to 4:30, but I do typically go to lunch 12:30 to 1:30. The firefighters can assist you if I am away from my desk. Please remember to bring some type of document with your address here in Pine Knoll Shores. Acceptable documents would be closing documents, utility bills, etc.

I hope everyone has a great afternoon. My contact information is below if any of you have questions or need assistance.