Richmond Hill Mayor Russ Carpenter, flanked by Assistant City Manager Scott Allison and Fire Chief Brendon Greene assured residents that the city is well prepared for anything that Hurricane Dorian delivers our way.
In a video message around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Facebook, the three city leaders repeated instructions by other agencies to stay indoors tonight as the wind and rain intensifies.
Allison said city crews are currently out working on securing ponds and ditches in preparation for several inches of rain. Crews will be out all night as long as it's safe, Allison said, and to "keep these guys in your prayers and thoughts because it's dangerous."
Green urged residents who stayed in the area to adhere to the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and do not go outdoors during the storm to take pictures. "We'll tell you when it's safe to go outdoors," he added.
Carpenter said the city will remain in communication with the public through its Facebook page. He said residents can instant message them if they have any questions or concerns.
He added, "Stay safe."
Watch the VIDEO here.