LOCAL NEWS — On Thursday, Hurricane Dorian swirled in the Atlantic Ocean gathering strength as it continued to make land fall along the eastern coast. At the same time, members of Moore County EMS said goodbye to their friends and family to head to North Carolina as part of the South Central Ambulance Strike Team.
According to Metro Moore County Public Safety Director Jason Deal (who is also the Commander of AST6), the group rallied at Bedford County EMS operations center early this morning where they were briefed on the team’s mission before heading north. The team consists of Metro Moore County EMS, Marshall County EMS, Bedford County EMS, Wayne Medical Center-Maury Regional EMS, Hickman County EMS, Maury EMA/EMS 911 fuel truck and trailer asset. They are led by Giles County EMS Supervisor Dustin Blade, and Metro Moore County EMS/EMA Assistant Hunter Case.
The group left around 8:46 a.m. by 10 a.m. weather officials gave reports of multiple hurricane-related tornadoes touching down in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Dorian’s center continues to hug the eastern coast with the peak impact in North Carolina expected Thursday and Friday. This is an ongoing story that will be updated as facts are available. •