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Blain Cargile
Keymaster

Hurricane Florence Update #2

The latest NHC update indicates very little change from previous forecast. Preparations should be well underway now for a major storm event impacting North Topsail Beach.

From NTB:

Mayor Dan Tuman of North Topsail Beach, based on current weather outlooks and advice of town staff, declared a state of emergency for the Town of North Topsail Beach.

Town officials encourage residents to make preparations as soon as possible. Tropical force winds are expected Wednesday. As such, the Town will begin mandatory evacuation procedures tomorrow, Tuesday the 11th, at 8:00 AM.

Also, please note that due to the emerging town needs and movement of personnel, town hall may not be able to provide hurricane reentry passes after noon on Tuesday the 11th.

On behalf of the elected officials, we ask that you heed the warnings of emergency and weather services. Please, take care of your property by securing any items that could become dangerous projectiles. If you plan to stay, please note that emergency services will likely not be available to assist you. Roads could be washed out. It will become unsafe to cross the bridges off the island. Plan accordingly. If you decide to stay and later change your mind, conditions may not allow for your exit.

Sincerely,

Laura Oxley
Public Information Officer

Also note that the St Regis staff is working diligently in preparing the site for potential impact. The office going to be closed tomorrow (Tuesday) through Thursday, but staff will be working on site all day tomorrow. We will be monitoring emails and phone messages, and will try to respond to your messages as soon as reasonably possible.

For anyone currently at St Regis, we strongly advise that you vacate no later than 3:00 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, 2018. We will be shutting down the elevators and water to the units at that time. It is not advisable for anyone to remain at St Regis during this potentially life threatening event.

We will continue to provide updates as events warrant.

Blain Cargile