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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

Hurricane Dorian Update- September 2, 2019 (12:00 PM) - Update 2 

 

Emerald Isle town officials want you to be prepared, to stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!  Now is the time to complete your hurricane preparedness plans.

Trash and Recycling Update- Simmons & Simmons

  • Trash Service is running today, 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

  • Yard debris collection is being suspended all week
  • HIGH IMPORTANCE: Property owners are asked NOT to place any yard debris at the curb from (Sept. 2 -10, 2019)

Stormwater preparations are underway!

  • Rental generators, storm water pumps and fuel cells are scheduled to arrive by Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2019)
  • Local HOA’s are asked to pump down detention ponds and prepare for heavy rain fall

Key Takeaways

  • There is a HIGH RISK for rip currents and hazardous seas continue into next weekend.
  • Uncertainty remains high in Dorian’s forecast track and significant changes are possible.
  • Be careful what you read on social media.  Only monitor trusted, official sources of information.

Town Hall Open Labor Day

The Town of Emerald Isle Administration Offices is open today (Labor Day Sept. 2, 2019)

Below is the latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dated 9/2/19 at 11:00 AM

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Monday, September 2, 2019 12:37:00 PM Categories: News

HURRICANE DORIAN- Immediate Concerns to Eastern North Carolina - Update 1 

 

Hurricane Dorian Update- September 1, 2019 (7:00 PM)

Emerald Isle town officials want you to be prepared, to stay informed, and remain safe as Hurricane Dorian develops!

  • Attached is the latest update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dated 9/1/19 at 5:00 PM

Key Takeaways

  • There is a HIGH RISK for rip currents and hazardous seas continue into next weekend.
  • If the current forecast holds, we have the potential to see direct impacts Wednesday (9/4) through Friday (9/6).
  • Uncertainty remains high in Dorian's forecast track and significant changes are possible.
  • Be careful what you read on social media.  Only monitor trusted, official sources of information.

Town Hall Open Labor Day

The Town of Emerald Isle Administration Offices will now be open on Labor Day September 2, 2019

  • 7509 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28584
  • Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  • If needed, property owners will be able to secure a re-entry permit on Labor Day   

https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/hurricane-information 

 

Now is the time to complete your hurricane preparedness plans.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Sunday, September 1, 2019 7:28:00 PM Categories: News

Town Officials Closely Monitoring Hurricane Dorian  

In cooperation with Carteret County, the Town of Emerald Isle continues to monitor the path of #HurricaneDorian as it strengthens.

Locally, our teams are prepared and ready to respond.

Be sure to check local news, weather channels, and the NWS for the latest updates.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Sunday, September 1, 2019 8:04:00 AM Categories: News

Yard Waste Debris Collection 

 

Thank you Emerald Isle property owners for your assistance related to our Hurricane Florence clean-up efforts. 

Since October 2018, Public Works has kept two trucks collecting debris across the island.  Every day of the workweek, an average of 75-100 stops per day are being made.  The Town of Emerald Isle Public Works department has removed in excess of $1.4 million worth of vegetative debris! 

Due to the sheer volume of material, the debris collection process has taken longer than expected.  We truly appreciate your patience and understanding.  We could not have successfully recovered from this devastating storm without your support.

Along with your help, our team will continue to keep Emerald Isle beautiful.

Nice Matters!

Artie Dunn,
Public Works Director

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, August 16, 2019 2:27:00 PM Categories: News
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