Florence, South Carolina 2021-06-12 09:20:48 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) — Police and fire authorities at Myrtle Beach say everyone is working on weekends to keep everyone safe at the North Carolina Country Music Festival.
The show sold out more than 35,000 tickets this year and attracted the largest audience since its inception in 2015.
“There are various law enforcement agencies here. Some people are in uniforms like me, others are in plain clothes. Most of the officers are in bright yellow shirts,” Myrtle said. According to Tom Best, a beach police spokesman. The fire department turns red.
Best said that if you need help or see something suspicious you want to report, they are the people you are looking for.
“Everyone is here to keep people safe. We need people to help us. Find suspicious things we need to take care of and we take care of them. If you find someone in need, let us know and we’ll take care of you, “Vest said.
“Tonight, Saturday night, and Sunday night, the site has six roaming crews because the crowd is very compact and so many people have to move around. Also, what’s related to fire. Two medical units are waiting and a fire truck is outdoors in case something goes wrong, “said Jonathan Evans, Captain of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.
According to Evans, the department has internal cooling tents to help people who may be suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration. He said they had already responded to some heat-related illnesses, but nothing big so far.
“Keep hydrating. I can’t emphasize it enough,” he said. “Especially if you’re here all day. Make sure you’re drinking water, not just any kind of liquid. Maybe gatorade is to boost your electrolytes, but keep away from sweets and sweets. Please. If you intend to drink, take it responsibly.
“Someone will take you home or grab one of the Ubers or taxis and take you there, because you don’t want them to go out on the road with all these people later. “
There are also traffic restrictions.
“There are tens of thousands of people in town at this event, especially around this year. Ocean b Boulevard is closed between 9th and 7th Avenues in the north, plus 8 in the north. Avenues and 9th Avenues are also closed or restricted, “says Best.
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