For several days the officers and members monitored the forecast and track of Hurricane Earl. At one point a category four storm, Earl was predicted to pass dangerously close to our coast line.
Preparing for the worst, our headquarters station was manned beginning Thursday night 9/2/10. Volunteers staffed fire apparatus and supplemented our career EMS staff, manning both of our ambulances. The Gumboro VFC provided an additional traffic control unit, should road closures have been needed.
Thankfully Earl unexpectedly weakened to a category one storm and remained far enough off our coast to give us just a breezy rainy day with ruff surf. By the end of the day, the sun was out and the fire company went back to preparing for the last weekend of summer 2010.