IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EMERGENCY MANAGER
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 9:50 pm
Current conditions are very challenging with high, gusty winds peaking in the 50-60 mph range, sheet rain, and the majority of the Town without power. These conditions will continue for the next few hours and then begin decreasing in the early morning hours. EVERYONE IN KURE BEACH SHOULD SHELTER IN PLACE UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES. Emergency response is currently suspended for the protection of first responders. DO NOT take any unnecessary risks during the evening or early morning hours - with no power and the current weather you may not see a potential danger. The curfew is in place and will be enforced by the Police Department.
AT Daylight - assuming the current forecast, emergency personnel will begin damage assessment of the Town. This includes inspections of properties by the Damage Assessment team, inspection of infrastructure by the Public Works Department, reviewing the Power Distribution system to assist Duke Power by the Fire Department and the enforcement of the curfew by the Police Department until these assessments are complete AND citizens that evacuated can return to their homes. Please support this work and honor the curfew until these activities can be completed.
REDUCE WATER USAGE
As we have lost power, all citizens who have not evacuated should minimize the use of water. With the significant number of residents who have stayed in Kure Beach, the generator maintained wells cannot support the high water usage. If the water tower levels are unable to be maintained, they will be isolated and water pressure in the Town will reduce. Conserving water is requested to avoid this action.
Power outages have already occurred in large parts of the Town. All impacted residents should contact Duke Energy at their 800-419-6356 number and report your address or at www.duke-energy.com/outages
Mayor Pro Tem/Emergency Manager David Heglar