Quotes of the week
All the same elements are here; it’s just in a different package.
— Chief Chris Soliz,
Rowan Emergency Services, on preparing for his first hurricane after handling forest fires, snowstorms and large-scale flooding when he worked in Colorado
When they say ‘mandatory,’ there’s no shame in leaving.
— Steven Hanf,
whose family evacuated from Dare County to stay at the Rowan County home of wife Stacey’s father, Dick Franklin.
We were a page away from
going … to an evacuation.
— Town Manager Reed Linn,
on the levee break at Landis’
Lake Corriher when tropical depression rains came through last weekend
It should not be set-up
— Alderwoman Sharon Hovis,
urging fellow Spencer board members not to pass an ordinance about rental property without giving landlords time to weigh in
It’s good to get out and help out.
— Daniel Black,
working at Main Street Mission in China Grove on the United Way Day of Caring
Our experience is people don’t come if they don’t have to.
— Heather LeMaster,
Red Cross disaster specialist,
on why evacuation shelters didn’t
open early in Rowan
It’s in the hands of the Farmer himself.
— Anita Yost,
an owner of Cauble Creek Vineyard,
on the fate of 50 tons of grapes still on
vines as Hurricane Florence approached