IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EMERGENCY MANAGER

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE EMERGENCY MANAGER

Tuesday September 3,2019 at 9:00 am

DEBRIS at PROPERTIES

The Town has completed pickup of trash in garbage cans. During a drive of the Town this morning, multiple properties have debris at the roadside. Citizens are responsible for securing debris on their property. Citizens that have piled yard debris, appliances, trash or other items in front of their property must secure this debris prior to the storms arrival. This is important to protect your property as well as your neighbor's property. Public Works is focusing on stormwater systems and securing Town buildings prior to the storms arrival.

Following meetings with the State and County this morning, the Town Council will meet at 1:00 pm today to review the storm path and to decide on recommended actions for our citizens safety.

Please use the nice weather today to get your property ready for the storms arrival and make your preparations/plans for the storm. Closely monitor the Towns website as well as the local news for the best information regarding this storm and be ready to execute your family's plan based on the facts available.

CITIZEN ACTIONS

Secure all outside furniture and debris. Any Real Estate or other signs at a property must be removed and secured by Tuesday evening, as tropical winds could begin arriving on Wednesday.

Ensure that you execute your personal Hurricane plan. Review the hurricane presentation on the Town of Kure Beach website and recognize that Hurricane Florence was only a low Category 1 storm in Kure Beach. Current forecasts has this storm as a high Category 2 hurricane at this time which will have significantly more potential impact.

WATER SHUT-OFF

The Town continues to monitor the storm and if the forecast has the storm arriving as a Category 2 or higher storm, the town will shut off water to the front row homes to protect the water system from depressurization. This would occur prior to the storm making landfall and would be communicated as soon as the decision was made. IF you live on the front row, you should incorporate this fact into your plan as the storm approaches.

Thank you

Mayor Pro-Tem/Emergency Manager David Heglar