PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Pender County will have several new tools this hurricane season to make sure its residents are ready for severe weather. All three tools were made possible because of grants.
One of the vehicles is a new communications trailer, equipped with radios, telephones, computers, and televisions. Tom Collins with Pender County Emergency Management says it can serve as a 911 call center if the current one is unable to function during an emergency.
The Emergency Management Department also has a new Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailer.
The trailer has everything from cages to kitty litter to dog food. Collins says during an emergency it can help take care of pets at a shelter that people don't want to leave home. He says many times people don't want to evacuate because they don't want to leave their animals at home.
Collins says there are enough cages to serve about 100 pets.