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.
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.