IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EMERGENCY MANAGER
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:00 am
Fortunately the storm only affected Kure Beach with Tropical Storm force winds. The highest reported gusts that I have found recorded were 72 mph just south of the Town. At Daybreak the town will be beginning its formal Damage Assessment. This should only take a few hours to complete.
70% of the Town is without power - and there are multiple lines down in Town. Remain on your property until we can get these issues resolved in the early morning hours. Carolina Beach is reporting similar issues - with a bit better report regarding power outages. Once the assessments are complete - both Towns will be discussing the bridge and curfew situations - we expect this to occur by 9am this morning. Report any down lines to the Fire Department who will be going through the Town inspecting the entire system.
The Police Department will be enforcing the curfew until the safety inspections are complete - there will be plenty of time to look at the beach when this is complete - so please eat a late breakfast, enjoy a good book and remain on your property to allow the departments to complete this work.
Respect all yellow or orange cone barricades as they will mark safety hazards.
Once the curfew is dropped - a reminder that all non-working stoplights are FOUR WAY STOPS.
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.
All impacted residents should contact Duke Energy at their 800-419-6356 number and report your address or at www.duke-energy.com/outages
If Power is not restored by dark - a curfew will be put back in place for public safety and to ensure the protection of property for those who evacuated.
Mayor Pro Tem/Emergency Manager David Heglar