If an evacuation is recommended by emergency management officials, information will be released by radio and television stations. The media will announce the areas affected by the evacuation including shelter locations, evacuation routes and preparedness tips. Evacuation orders are issued by the town in concert with the New Hanover County Emergency Management. Kure Beach Police and Fire Departments will use loud speakers and go door-to-door to announce the evacuation order in designated areas. Road blocks will prevent re-entry into these areas until authorized by public officials.

Listen to weather reports and storm information utilizing the following media:

  • Charter Cable Channel 3 WWAY
  • Charter Cable Channel 6 WECT
  • Charter Cable Channel 40 The Weather Channel
  • Charter Cable Channel 8 WSFX
  • Radio FM 97.3 WMNX, Radio FM 102.7 WGNI, Radio AM 630 WMFD, Radio AM 980 WAAV

Tropical Storm Warning – When winds of 39-54 miles per hour are expected.
Hurricane Watch – When there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 24-36 hours.
Hurricane Warning – When a strike is expected within 24 hours; anticipated winds exceeding 74 miles per hour, high waves and high tides.