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Dare County keeping a close eye on the track of Hurricane Joaquin

Posted at 6:07 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 19:38:02-04

Dare County, N.C. (WTKR) - Officials along the Outer Banks are keeping a close eye on the track of Hurricane Joaquin.

Drew Pearson is the Dare County Emergency Management Director.

He's urging folks to get prepared now, even with so much uncertainty in the storm's direction.

"As we get the county ready, we are concerned because we had a good coastal storm this past week. We've had some beach erosion. We've had some other spots where we have a little less sand. We are out taking a look at that. Out making sure we are ready for that," Pearson told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo.

In Nags Head Wednesday, Mike Sizemore of Danville, Virginia was keeping a positive outlook on the possibility for more bad weather.

"We are going to have a good time regardless. I mean if we can't fish, we will find something else to do," Sizmore stated.

For more information about Hurricane Preparedness in Dare County, click here.

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