At an Emergency Meeting of the Kure Beach Town Council, held on Thursday, October 6, 2016, a State of Emergency was declared for the Town of Kure Beach, to begin on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew. The town is also recommending a Voluntary Evacuation to begin at that same time.
We will be posting updates on our website, www.townofkurebeach.org, under Town News. You can sign up to receive email alerts by going to the website and clicking on “Notify Me” in the blue area under our banner photo. Also located in this blue area is our Emergency Information section that contains valuable information on hurricane preparedness, shelter locations, utility information and media links.
For the most up-to-date information on the storm, please stay tuned to your local news and radio stations. Also, NHC has set up a website www.emergencynhc.com, along with a Public Information line that will be staffed during an activated emergency: 910-798-6800.
PREPARE AND BE SAFE
- NOW!!! Remove any loose items from the exterior of your home or business (i.e. patio furniture, trampolines, lawn ornaments, signs, hanging decorations, etc.), to prevent them from being blown into windows and other structures, causing damage to property and life.
- Snows Cut Bridge closes when wind speeds are sustained at 45 mph or greater. If you have evacuated the island, don’t assume Snow’s Cut Bridge will be reopened once the storm has passed. Listen to local news reports and watch for updates on the town’s website and the NHC Emergency website for a bridge opening announcement before attempting to drive home.
- NEVER attempt to drive through standing or rushing water.
- Power outages? Call Duke Progress Energy at 800-419-6356.
- Downed power lines? Call 911.
- Call 911 for any life-threatening or dire emergency!!!
KB PARKS & RECREATION EVENT CANCELATION
Kure Beach Parks & Recreation has announced that the Farewell to Summer Jazz Funeral and Concert originally scheduled for Friday, October 7th has been postponed until next Friday,
October 14th, beginning at 6:00 pm at the Ocean Front Park.
Keep in mind that preparing for, and being serious about a serious storm may not only keep you and your loved ones safe, but it may keep our emergency and essential personnel safe, as well. Let’s all work together to stay out of harm’s way.