Late Tuesday, August 5, 2020, the Town of Oak Island issued a MANDATORY evacuation order for sections of Oak Island. Read below for the full details.
“Due to the impact of Hurricane Isaias, the Town of Oak Island has amended the State of Emergency Declaration. The Declaration now includes the following restrictions:
– A MANDATORY EVACUATION is ordered for all non-residents (renters, vacationers and guests) AND residents effective at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in the following areas: All areas west of SE 40h Street on Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive and Pelican Drive and the side streets connecting to them;
– A CURFEW is in effect for the entire Town of Oak Island from 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 4 until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, and for the same hours every night until further notice.
– Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive and Pelican Drive and the side streets connecting to them are CLOSED from SE 40th Street to the west end of the island.
– The beach is CLOSED from SE 40th Street to the west end of the island.
– The issuance of parking decals remains suspended until further notice.
Please Note: Property owners, residents, rental agencies and contractors working on a property in the affected area will be allowed to travel to the property to review damage and begin repairs. Proof of property ownership or residency will be required, or for contractors, documentation for work to be done on a property in the affected area must be provided by the property owner or rental agency.
Resources for Assistance:
• People displaced by hurricane damage or the mandatory evacuation may seek shelter at Brunswick County’s Town Creek school shelter
• Brunswick County has staff at Oak Island’s Fire Station 2 to assist with getting to the shelter; the number to call is 910-278-1000.
• The National Guard will be making rounds in the affected areas to offer assistance to those who need help evacuating and getting to shelter.
Update on Services:
• The Town is working to restore sewer and water service as quickly as possible. Town staff is also working with BEMC to restore power.
• Trash collection was not done on Tuesday; we will provide an update from GFL when that is rescheduled.”
Previously, on August 1, 2020, the latest information we have is that the Town of Oak Island has issued a voluntary evacuation for all non-residents (renters, vacationers and guests) effective at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020.
The state of emergency declaration issued by the Town of Oak Island further states that “the Town will maintain basic services (utilities, fire and police) to the extent possible during a hurricane, however, there is no guarantee that services will be provided at normal levels during or after the storm.
In the event that the track of the storm shifts or conditions intesify, then a mandatory evacuation may be required. Should additional evacuations be required, services listed above cannot be guaranteed.”