Town of Oak Island Issues Curfew Ahead of Hurricane Florence

The Town of Oak Island has issued a curfew from 6 p.m. Thursday night until 6 a.m. Friday morning and again from 6 p.m. Friday night until 6 a.m. Saturday morning. These curfews could be extended if needed.

All guests, tenants and property owners of Oak Island Accommodations should have heeded the mandatory evacuation orders given by the local municipalities earlier in the week. If you have yet to leave, you should note your window to be able to leave the island will close quickly today. The Town of Oak Island will close the bridges when conditions make this action necessary and town officials cannot say when the bridges will reopen. In addition, once winds reach a sustained 45 mph, fire and medical services will not be dispatched in the case of an emergency. Brunswick County is moving its ambulance off the island.

The town states that tropical storm force winds are expected to begin impacting the island Thursday morning before strengthening into hurricane force winds. The area may still be experiencing tropical storm force winds into Saturday or even Sunday.

Water and sewer service has been shut off for the beachfront.

For more updates from the Town of Oak Island visit their website.