"We strongly recommend people leave at 26 gates. We insist evacuation at 43. Residents are asked to secure gas bottles and fuel tanks." Mayor Wayne Tome Sr. said.
Volunteer firefighters were going door to door to hand out informational fliers to residents. "We are being prepared as we can without causing undue alarm," Water Witch fire chief Greg Miller said. "No reported injuries or incidents at this time."
Route 222 is closed at Canal Road.