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Hurricane Dorian Update #11- Fri., Sept. 6, 2019 (10:30 AM) 

Curfew Lifted
The Emerald Isle curfew will be lifted, effective 12:00 Noon (Friday 9/6/19). 

Emerald Isle Bridge
Access to/from the island will return to normal via the Emerald Isle bridge, effective 12:00 Noon (Friday 9/6/19).  The bridge will be open to the public.  Hurricane entry passes will NOT be needed to reenter the island. 

Roadway Closures
Sections of roadway near the Boardwalk RV Park will remain closed, while crews remove and secure tornado related debris.  

Communications 
Continue to monitor the Town of Emerald Isle's official channels for the latest communications related to this storm event.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, September 6, 2019 8:13:00 AM Categories: News

Hurricane Dorian Update #9- Thur., Sept. 5, 2019 (9:00 PM) 

Hurricane Dorian is making its way to through North Carolina.  The next 24-hours will be the most critical for the Town of Emerald Isle. 

Mandatory Evacuation & Curfew

Emerald Isle remains under a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER and town wide curfew.  Only essential personnel (Police, Fire, EMS, etc.) are legally permitted on public roadways at this time.

Please note, the local curfew is in effect until further notice.  Residents are asked to remain sheltered in place until Town Officials deem it safe to travel about the island.

Winds

Life threatening winds and wind damage are expected overnight, resulting in downed trees, power, and communication outages.

Storm Surge/ Inundation

Life threatening storm surge inundation is expected.  Low-lying roadways may become inundated and impassable.  Be prepared for very rapid water level rises on the sound, especially as the center of the storm passes!

Flooding

Prolonged periods of heavy rainfall are expected overnight, which can lead to flash flooding and water covered roads.  Do not drown, turn around!

Emerald Isle Offices- Closed Friday

All non-essential municipal offices will be closed Friday Sept. 6 due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian.

NOAA Update

Click on the link below for latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/211226.shtml?3-daynl

 

Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:20:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricane Dorian Update #8- Thur., Sept. 5, 2019 (2:00 PM) 

Hurricane Dorian is quickly approaching Emerald Isle.  Please act now and remain safe!

 

Mandatory Evacuation Issued

The Town of Emerald Isle remains under a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER.  All residents, property owners, and visitors are advised to evacuate ASAP.  Effective 7:00 PM on Thursday, access to Emerald Isle via the EI Bridge will be restricted until further notice.  

Emerald Isle Curfew

Effective 7:00 PM on Thursday, the Town of Emerald Isle will enact a town wide curfew.   Only essential personnel (Police, Fire, EMS, etc.) will be permitted on public roadways.  For your safety, it is illegal for anyone to leave their own property and travel anywhere within Emerald Isle during the curfew.  The curfew will remain in effect until further notice.

 

Excessive Debris near Boardwalk RV Park and Reed Drive

At approximately 9:00 AM on Thursday, a water spout/tornado caused severe damage to the Boardwalk RV Park and the surrounding area near Islander and Reed Drives.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted.      

Town staff, Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC) and Bogue Banks Water personnel responded to this emergency.  Due to the extensive amount of property impacted, it is impossible to collect and secure the debris before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.  Please stay clear of this area during the impending storm.

CARTERET COUNTY SHELTER

Carteret County will have a pet friendly shelter open as of 12:00 PM Wednesday Sept. 5, 2019, at Newport Middle School located at 500 E. Chatham St, Newport, NC. This shelter will be pet friendly for cats and dogs only. Only pets up to date on their rabies vaccination will be accepted. Residents bringing their cats or dogs will need to bring a kennel/crate, food and water for the pets, food and water dishes, leash, medications, and toys or other comfort care items. Go to the Carteret County website for more information and to register your pet(s).

Emerald Isle Offices- Closed Thursday and Friday

All non-essential municipal offices will be closed Thursday Sept. 5 and Friday Sept. 6 due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian.

NOAA Update

Click on the link below for latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/151958.shtml?cone#contents

 

Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, September 5, 2019 2:52:00 PM Categories: News

Public Notice - Water Spout / Tornado Touches Down at Islander and Reed 

Shortly after 9:00 am Thursday, September 5, Emerald Isle experienced a water spout / tornado.  There is property damage in the vicinity of Islander and Reed Drives.  Boardwalk RV Park suffered the most severe damage.  No injuries are reported at this time.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:12:00 AM Categories: News

Hurricane Dorian Update #7- Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 (5:15 PM) 

Hurricane Dorian continues to threaten the North Carolina coast and Emerald Isle.  Time is running out to secure your property and take shelter.  Please act now!

NOAA Update

Click on the link below for latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/144923.shtml?cone

Mandatory Evacuation Issued

 

The Town of Emerald Isle remains under a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER.  All residents, property owners, and visitors are advised to evacuate no later than 7:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019. Effective 7:00 PM on Thursday, access to Emerald Isle will be restricted until further notice.  

Emerald Isle Curfew

Effective 7:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019, the Town of Emerald Isle will enact a town wide curfew.   Only essential personnel (Police, Fire, EMS, etc.) will be permitted on public roadways.  During the curfew, it is illegal for anyone to leave their own property and travel anywhere within Emerald Isle.  The curfew will remain in effect until further notice.

CARTERET COUNTY SHELTER

Carteret County will have a pet friendly shelter open as of 12:00 PM Wednesday Sept. 5, 2019, at Newport Middle School located at 500 E. Chatham St, Newport, NC. This shelter will be pet friendly for cats and dogs only. Only pets up to date on their rabies vaccination will be accepted. Residents bringing their cats or dogs will need to bring a kennel/crate, food and water for the pets, food and water dishes, leash, medications, and toys or other comfort care items. Go to the Carteret County website for more information and to register your pet(s).

Text and Email Alerts

Click on the link below to sign up for the Town’s E-mail and/or Text Notification Alerts. 

https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/email-text-notifications

Emerald Isle Offices- Closed Thursday and Friday

All non-essential municipal offices will be closed Thursday Sept. 5 and Friday Sept. 6 due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian.

Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:21:00 PM Categories: News

NWS/ NOAA: Wednesday Sept 4, 2019 Video Update 

 

NWS/ NOAA: Video Update and Website link

Wednesday Sept 4, 2019

The National Weather Service (Morehead City, NC) has released a video update as of this afternoon (Wednesday Sept 4, 2019).  Learn more about the expanse of the Hurricane Dorian by watching this 4-minute video: https://youtu.be/7twHL-82cyY  . 

NOAA Update

Click on the link below for latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/152824.shtml?cone#contents 
 

Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:35:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricane Dorian Update- Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 (11:45 AM) - Update 6 

Due to the most recent predictions related to the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, citizens and visitors should plan to be in a safe location and sheltered by Thursday evening September 5, 2019.  Effective 7:00 PM on Thursday, access to Emerald Isle will be restricted until further notice. 

Mandatory Evacuation Issued

The Town of Emerald Isle remains under a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER.  All residents, property owners, and visitors are advised to evacuate no later than 7:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019.

Emerald Isle Curfew

Effective 7:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019, the Town of Emerald Isle will enact a town wide curfew.   Only essential personnel (Police, Fire, EMS, etc.) will be permitted on public roadways.  During the curfew, it is illegal for anyone to leave their own property and travel anywhere within Emerald Isle.  The curfew will remain in effect until further notice.

Emerald Isle Offices- Closed Thursday and Friday

All non-essential municipal offices will be closed Thursday Sept. 5 and Friday Sept. 6 due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian.

Hurricane Preparedness- Loose items can kill

Whenever possible, move all loose items indoors to prevent objects and debris from flying through the air during the storm.  Due to the remaining construction activity from Hurricane Florence (2018), please ensure all construction materials, dumpsters, port-a-johns and other items are secure/tied down as well.

Alcohol Sales

Alcohol sales on Emerald Isle will cease at 11:59 PM on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.  Sales will remain suspended until further notice.     

NOAA Update

Click on the link below for latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/144923.shtml?cone

Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, September 4, 2019 12:04:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricane Dorian Update- Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 (6:00PM) - Update 5 

Mandatory Evacuation Issued

In concert with Carteret County, Mayor Barber has issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER for Emerald Isle beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.  Hurricane Dorian will bring potentially life-threatening conditions to much of the Carolinas, including Emerald Isle.  All residents, property owners, and visitors are advised to evacuate no later than 10:00 AM on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019.

Shelter Location

Carteret County Emergency Management anticipates the shelter at the Newport Middle School located at 500 E. Chatham St Newport to open at 5:00 PM Wednesday September 4, 2019.

Alcohol Sales

Alcohol sales on Emerald Isle will cease at 11:59 PM on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019.  Sales will remain suspended until further notice.       

Emerald Isle Bridge to close at 10:00 AM on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

For safety reasons, the NCSHP will secure the Emerald Isle Bridge beginning at 10:00 AM on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.  Citizens and visitors should plan to be in a safe location and sheltered before 10:00 AM on Thursday.  The bridge will remain closed until Town officials have determined that it is safe for property owners, residents, and the general public to enter the Town.  

Emerald Isle Curfew

Effective 7:00 PM on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019, the Town of Emerald Isle will enact a town wide curfew.   Only essential personnel (Police, Fire, EMS, etc.) will be permitted on public roadways.  During the curfew, it is illegal for anyone to leave their own property and travel anywhere within Emerald Isle.  The curfew will remain in effect until Town officials deem conditions to be safe.

Further Updates

Information will be disseminated on the Town's various digital platforms when the curfew is lifted and the bridge is reopened. 

NOAA Update

Below is the latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dated 9/3/19 at 5:00 PM

How to use to the Cone Graphic (Video):

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cone_usage.php

Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:26:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricane Dorian Update- Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 (2:45 PM) - Update 4 

Mandatory Evacuation Issued

In cooperation with the State of North Carolina and Carteret County Emergency Management, Mayor Eddie Barber has issued a Mandatory Evacuation effective 8:00 AM on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019 for the Town of Emerald Isle. 

HIGH IMPORTANCE- Residents, businesses, and guests should take action now to protect their property and prevent the unnecessary loss of life. Please leave early, especially those traveling with boats, RV’s and/or trailers. Citizens and visitors should plan to be in a safe location and sheltered by 10:00 AM on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

Carteret County Emergency Management anticipates the shelter at the Newport Middle School located at 500 E. Chatham St Newport to open at 5:00 PM Wednesday September 4, 2019.

NOAA Update

Below is the latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dated 9/3/19 at 2:00 PM

How to use to the Cone Graphic (Video):

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cone_usage.php

Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, September 3, 2019 2:53:00 PM Categories: News

Hurricane Dorian Update- September 2, 2019 (5:30 PM) - Update 3 

Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!  

State of Emergency Issued

In cooperation with Carteret County Emergency Management, the Mayor of Emerald Isle has issued a State of Emergency effective 8:00 AM on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019. 

Voluntary Evacuation Recommended

A voluntary evacuation is recommended due to the uncertainty associated with Hurricane Dorian.  Weather is anticipated to worsen throughout the week.  If conditions warrant, a mandatory evacuation may be necessary.  Communications will follow as needed. 

Trash and Recycling Update- Simmons & Simmons

Trash and Recycling services will be held Tuesday and Wednesday as normal

There will NOT be any trash service on Thursday or Friday

HIGH IMPORTANCE: Property owners are asked to secure their cans (indoors) by Wednesday evening

Yard Debris Collection Temporarily Suspended

Public Works staff will work to remove yard debris currently placed along our roads.

Please do NOT place additional yard debris at the curb until Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019.

Below is the latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dated 9/2/19 at 5:00 PM

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, September 2, 2019 5:47:00 PM Categories: News
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