Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry is using the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Floyd to encourage North Carolina families, businesses and schools to take steps to prepare themselves for all types of emergencies. While many recall the devastating flooding that followed Hurricane Floyd, the current flooding in Colorado shows that it does not take a hurricane or tropical storm to cause major damage. Secretary Perry urges every family to have both an emergency plan and kit.
“The devastating Colorado floods are a somber reminder of the destruction that two thirds of our state endured following Hurricane Floyd,” Perry said. “In North Carolina, we typically associate major flooding with hurricanes or tropical storms, but the floods we’ve experienced this summer in the western part of the state weren’t caused by any tropical system. For me, that’s a serious reminder that we need to be ever ready for any disaster.”