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.
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 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.
Information will be disseminated on the Town's various digital platforms when the curfew is lifted and the bridge is reopened.
Below is the latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dated 9/3/19 at 5:00 PM
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Be prepared, stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!