JANICE DEAN, THANK YOU.>>Blake: AS JANICE OUTLINED THERE, FLORIDA NOT THE ONLY STATE WITH EVACUATION ORDERS, GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA ALSO TELLING PEOPLE THEY ARE TO EVACUATE IF THEY ARE IN THE STORM’S PROJECTED PATH. NORTH CAROLINA HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY AS WELL.>>HURRICANE DORIAN IS FIERCE, FORECASTS SHOW THAT NORTH CAROLINA WILL LIKELY SEE HEAVY RAIN, WINDS, AND FLOODING. I URGE EVERYONE TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. THE TIME TO PREPARE IS NOW.>>Blake: JOINING US NOW IS CHRIS MURRAY, THE DIRECTOR OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT THAT IS IN NORTH CAROLINA ON THE EASTERN SHORE IS THERE, YOU JUST HEARD JANICE DEAN SAY THAT SHE IS WORRIED ABOUT THE VULNERABLE BEACH AREAS AND I TAKE IT THAT WOULD INCLUDE YOU.>>YES, SIR, IT WOULD. WE ARE ACTUALLY ACROSS THE PANEL FROM THE AREA AFFECTED THIS FOR MOST OF THE HURRICANE COMING UP THE COAST.>>Blake: 14,000 RESIDENTS IN THE COUNTY AS YOU ARE TASKED WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT THEY ARE, WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN THIS MORNING?>>RIGHT NOW, THAT’S STILL FRESH ON OUR MIND, STILL RECOVERING FROM THAT AND STILL A LOT OF FOLKS TRYING TO PULL THEIR LIFE IN THEIR LIVING BACK TOGETHER. SO OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THESE FOLKS ARE OUT OF HARM’S WAY AND INFORM EXACTLY WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THIS SYSTEM. STRUCTURES AND JUST GETTING BACK TO NORMAL LIFE, WE ARE ALMOST A YEAR TO THE DAY GIVING US A DIRECT HIT AND PRETTY DEVASTATING AND ALL OF THESE WERE NORTH CAROLINA.>>WE ARE TALKING POTENTIALLY ABOUT A CATEGORY THREE IN A FEW DAYS HERE, WRITING UP THE COAST THERE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA, EVEN INTO VIRGINIA. HE WOULD TELL YOUR RESIDENTS WHAT THIS MORNING?>>BE PREPARED, MAKE SURE YOUR PLANS ARE IN PLACE. CHECK ON YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF WARNING AND WE ARE PUSHING THE INFORMATION OUT AND WHEN THE TIME COMES, JUST LISTEN TO YOUR LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS ON WHAT TO DO.>>Blake: WE SAW IN FLORIDA A HANDFUL OF DAYS AGO THAT THERE WERE LINES FOR GAS. ONCE IT BECAME A REALITY THIS COULD BE A MAJOR HURRICANE BEARING DOWN ON FLORIDA, THE LINES STRETCHED ON THE NEED FOR GAS OBVIOUSLY BECAME FRONT AND CENTER, WHAT IS IT LIKE WHERE YOU ARE WITH FOLKS TRYING TO GET DESPERATELY NEEDED EMERGENCY SUPPLIES?>>WE SAW A RASH YESTERDAY WHEN THE WEATHER REPORTS IN THE HURRICANE CENTERS STARTED SHOWING THOSE MODELS AND GETTING THINGS THEY NEED AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE THAT. HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY HAS THEIR PREPARATIONS AND PLANS, HEED WHAT YOU’RE OFFICIALS SAY.>>Blake: HAVE YOU MADE A CALL ON EVACUATIONS YET, MANDATORY OR OTHERWISE AND IF NOT, WHAT WOULD YOU MAKE THAT DECISION?>>WE HAVE NOT AND WE ARE LOOKING AT A 24-HOUR WINDOW THAT WE WILL BE MEETING ABOUT TODAY, A LOT OF OTHER THINGS TO TAKE INTO EFFECT. OUR SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS ALSO, SO WE HAVE A VERY WELL-PLANNED PROCESS FOR DOING THAT TO NOT CAUSE PROBLEMS IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS.>>Blake: IF THERE WAS AN EVACUATION ORDER BECAUSE IT’S SUPPOSED TO GO FOR MANY DAYS SOME OF THE DIRECTIONS WOULD BE GET TO A SHELTER OR GO WEST, RIGHT?>>ABSOLUTELY, YES, SIR.>>Blake: BEST OF LUCK TO YOU,