The city of Conway released a statement regarding Hurricane Irma Thursday evening.
Officials from the city cautioned residents who are staying through the hurricane to fuel up their vehicles, secure outdoor furniture and check on neighbors throughout the storm.
“If you feel you should evacuate the area, please do so,” Barbara Bellamy, mayor, said in the video. “Don’t wait until the highways are filled with automobiles. Don’t wait until service stations possibly run out of gasoline. Just go ahead and do it now. We don’t predict that there will be a mandatory evacuation, but should there be one we certainly caution you to take the advice of the experts. They know what they’re talking about. We can replace your house, we can replace the buildings around you, but we can’t get back your life.”
Officials will be located at city hall for anyone who has any further questions. Those who have questions can call 843-248-1760.
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“The city of Conway is doing everything to be prepared,” Bellamy said. “We’re at the realm of nature and God’s will but want to respond dutifully and we want to respond appropriately and we will do all we can do just that.”