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 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).


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