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Hurricane Dorian: Recovery is Underway 

A picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth even more!

Take 2-minutes to watch how “Neighbors are helping Neighbors” within the Town of Emerald Isle.  

Thank you to each of our municipal partners, volunteers and local businesses.  We could not do this without you!

Beyond Grateful-

The entire Town of Emerald Isle

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:58:00 PM Categories: News

Emerald Isle Cleanup is Underway! 

 

There’s a great story to be had on Emerald Isle today.

The local cities of New Bern and Jacksonville have sent a series of trucks, operators, and equipment to help with our disaster recovery effort!

Sunland Builders (a local contractor) has donated an excavator. http://sunlandbuilders.com/contact.php

Lowes Home Improvement donated materials (gloves, totes, buckets, safety glasses, etc.)!  . 

Emerald Isle residents are rallying to donate lunch.  What a gracious offering to all of our public workers!

If you have a desire to donate to Hurricane Dorian cleanup efforts, we encourage you to consider American Red Cross.  Red Cross supplied meals to those worst hit on the island and other support in the tornado area.  https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-dorian-donations.html/

We truly appreciate everyone’s help.

Mayor Eddie Barber,

The Board of Commissioners &

Emerald Isle Town Staff

#EIStrong

#NiceMatters!

 

 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:03:00 AM Categories: News

Western Ocean Regional Access Temporarily Closed 

Please be advised:  The Western Ocean Regional Access has been temporarily closed until further notice due to large equipment deployed in the area cleaning tornado debris.  Thank you for your patience!

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:10:00 AM Categories: News

Parks Reopen Following Hurricane Dorian 

 

The Western Ocean Regional Access and Emerald Isle Woods Park have both now reopened to the public following Hurricane Dorian. 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:13:00 AM Categories: News

Final Hurricane Dorian Update #12- Fri., Sept. 6, 2019 (5:00 PM) 

 

As a whole, the Town of Emerald Isle fared quite well during Hurricane Dorian.  We have many reasons to be thankful.


Our thoughts, prayers, and support remain with those negatively impacted by the storm.   As of today's assessment, approximately 62 residential and 5 business properties were damaged during Thursday's tornado.  


Tornado/ Hurricane Debris
Sections of roadway near the Boardwalk RV Park will remain closed, as crews  secure tornado related debris.  Contractors are scheduled to begin debris removal, from the public right of way only, on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.  For safety reasons, please avoid Louise Ave (between Islander Drive and Boardwalk) until further notice.  


Safety and Policing
The Emerald Isle Police Department has additional road officers on partrol, focusing on security measures related to Hurricane Dorian.  As always, if you see suspicious activity please report it immediately by dialing 9-1-1. 


Parks and Recreation News

The Community Center will resume normal hours of operation on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.

There will be no charge for public parking at the Eastern Ocean Regional Access.  

Due to damage in the immediate area, the Western Ocean Regional Access will be closed until further notice.    Additionally, Emerald Isle Woods Park remains closed to the public.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

General Administration
All other town related offices and services will resume normal operation on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. 

Curbside Trash/ Recycling
Simmons & Simmons will resume the normal schedule for trash and recycling collection on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. 


Unless conditions change, this will be the final Hurricane Dorian Update for the weekend.  

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, September 6, 2019 5:36:00 PM Categories: News

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
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