Update on Brunswick County tornado
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has updates on an overnight tornado that left a trail of damage.
course community. Get back This time. We expect to be here for several hours and continue to work through this process. Commissioner. Chairman Thompson. What? Okay. Yeah. Okay. Oh, thank you. Thank you. Appreciate it. Good morning. I'm Randy Thompson. I am chairman of the county Commissioners here in Brunswick County. I am also District One Commissioner, which, uh, majority of Damage Way had impacted in front of County Falls within my district. Let me start off altering our results is to those that have lots of time in this event for those that are injured, I would ask that you keep their families in your prayers and your crops. I think this is a very, very tragic event for our community, for our accounting. And it's gonna be a long lasting event way have a lot of structural damage on because of the structural damage. We've had a great located, a number of individuals. The, uh, as part of that that I want you thio realize, is just that we have communities members, assistant community way have families reaching out for their neighbors assisting their neighbors that way. Have many residents that have been relocated because of damage to their homes. Uh, Thio, their neighbors. Uh, we're currently in the process of setting up a shelter. Uh, we've been provide a location for for the families. Thio Thio admitted moving better conditions. We have all of our county assets here, uh, to evaluate the damage. What? Once it's daylight, they're out there working, but will probably be able to see a little important in the daylight hours. Also want Thio Want to commend our emergency responders? Uh, those from our fire and rescue department is R E M s department. Those are sheriff's office. They were on the ground just moments after this event occurred. Uh, assisting and evaluating transporting way Our emergency services all the way around has done a marvelous job in this response way Also haven't done it alone. It's my understanding that we've got just about every one of our surrounding counties, if not all of our surrounding families assisting us in this response way got way. Have even the technical rescue teams in, uh, doing searches, man. Preparing for a much larger ships. So we're very, very pleased with our response. But I want you to remember that way. Have had lots of life this evening. And as we move forward, way need Thio. Remember that lives have been changed here in this event. That's that's all for now. Turning up good. Yeah. You need to make our household. Uh, let's get on just that right now. I'm going in on this coming here. Good morning. I'm John Ingram, sheriff of Brunswick County. And first, I wanna say my my heart, along with all of the first responders No e thoughts and prayers are with those that have, uh, lost their lives and those who have been injured and affected by this event. Something done like I ever seen before. A lot of destruction. Yeah. It's gonna be a long recovery process. I do ask that if you are not a property owner or assisting in this recovery effort that you stay out of this area way, we're gonna have a lot of assets, as we mentioned earlier, in and out of, uh, this community and other areas of the county trying to assist with the recovery way. Ask that you please be respectful of that on. Help us by staying out of the area as much as possible again. Uh, if you have if there are those that have questions or concerns about, uh, loved ones or friends or whatever it might be that are in these affected areas, you can contact emergency management or our office, and we'll do our best to assist assist you in finding out, uh, the information requested. Uh, again, uh, it's gonna be a long process moving forward on I ask everyone to please keep those affected by this in 1000 prayers. Thank you. E don't know that because we're going to look like out there complicated, right?