Friday 7:15 a.m. update from the Town of Oak Island: The curfew is now in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday morning (Sept. 16) and could be extended if needed. Please stay home, stay off the roads and stay safe. Please remember that emergency services may not be able to get to you.
Both bridges are now closed and will remain closed until further notice.
After the storm, once it is safe to do so, we’ll send our damage assessment team out and make a decision about opening the bridges.
The National Weather Service briefing for this morning for the Wilmington area, which includes the Brunswick County beaches, made the following key points:
- Life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic flooding, long term major river flooding and wind damage are occurring or imminent.
- Impacts will continue over a long period of time given the storm’s slow motion.
- Major to record river flooding is likely through the upcoming week, especially those basins that receive significant rainfall
- Do not venture outdoors when the eye moves overhead, you may get caught outside when the strong winds increase again.