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Meteorologist visits Bitz Intermediate in preparation for hurricane season

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:30 am

In preparation for the upcoming severe weather season in Eastern North Carolina Atlantic Marine Corps Communities (AMCC), along with Bitz Intermediate School, hosted local weather personality Shane Hinton from WCTI News Channel 12. AMCC will be featuring additional guest speakers to offer advice to residents on how best to prepare for severe weather.

The series is part of AMCC’s resident engagement outreach, an ongoing initiative that aims to increase the resident communications and positive customer care for area families.

Earlier this month, Bitz Intermediate School, welcomed inaugural guest speaker Shane Hinton, a North Carolina native and weekend meteorologist for Channel 12 News WCTI. Hinton spoke to elementary school students about how to prepare for the beginning of hurricane season

The school’s third, fourth and fifth grade students all received a hurricane fact sheet prepared by Hinton. The students relied on the sheet to develop questions about the season, learn new weather information and assist their families in case of a severe weather warning.

”Our speaker series aims to engage and educate our residents and the community,” said Ron Johnson, project director for AMCC. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with DoDEA school systems, connect our local weather celebrities to our broader community and to highlight the importance of hurricane preparedness.”

AMCC will be featuring additional speakers and events this coming summer and fall to build a military resident and military spouse resident engagement program. These speakers are nationally recognized and bring applicable tools to spouses and their families. Speakers will highlight entrepreneurship for spouses, life coaching, health and wellness, education, family topics and overall customer care presentations to create a healthier lifestyle for the residents of AMCC.

For more information about Atlantic Marine Corps Communities resident engagement speakers please contact You can also stay up to date on their events by following their Facebook page @AtlanticMCC. Also provided for residents is the Rent Café app.