HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 5:30 PM
From Town of Kure Beach Incident Commander Edmond C. Kennedy
HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE 5 PM- INCIDENT COMMANDER EDMUND C KENNEDY
It is refreshing to see our citizens return back to their homes, as this storm finally comes to an end.
The entire storm presented itself with challenges, but in all, the public works, fire department, police department, town council, and many others kept the Town of Kure Beach the amazing place that it is.
For any residents who are still without power, call Duke Energy Progress at 800-419-6356 to report it. The Duke Power team is assigning work based on logged reports in the area. Recognize that they have a priority system and will assign crews as they can. Report any downed power lines (not cable or phone) to 911 and the Fire Department will come out to ensure it is safe.
When you return home and evaluate your property, IF you have damage that you estimate exceeds $1,000 email John Batson (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that he can visit, assess and report to FEMA as required. Also contact your insurance company to file your claims.
Public Works will be picking up garbage for the next three days, so make sure to fill your cans with all the stuff that stinks. Public Works will not pick up anything other than garbage until the beginning of next week. Schedule will be provided next week for yard debris and damaged building materials.
The Snows Cut bridge will remove the checkpoint effective immediately, and we welcome all residents, business owners, contractors back to our home in order to get Kure Beach back to normal. Proof of residency is no longer required. That being said, please remember that many areas experienced significant damage, including areas of our beach that experienced extreme beach erosion. Please use caution in all parts of town. Do not cross caution tape areas – as these are barricaded due to safety concerns.
Our town will remain under curfew from 8 pm till 6 am as directed by New Hanover County. When New Hanover County lifts its curfew, we will assess the situation and communicate the status of this issue. Police will continue to patrol in order to prevent unauthorized curiosity. This is to protect the property of our citizens that continue to be challenged in returning.
Local media has communicated the stores that are open, however the supply system is still a bit stressed. I would recommend conserving gasoline until you hear from New Hanover County that it is not in short supply. Alcohol sales will be at the discretion of our business owners until the curfew hours. Please plan to bring the supplies you need.
Town Hall will open on Monday, September 24th, 2018 under normal business hours, beginning at 9 AM. As you return, please make sure to stop by Public Works, the Police Department, the Fire Department, and Town Council and staff to thank them for their hard work and dedication throughout this event.