posted on September 10, 2018 11:22
9/13/18 10:30AM: The Topsail Beach Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has now been activated and is being manned throughout the storm. The phones will be answered as long as the storm allows. Updates will be posted on Facebook and the Website as well. The EOC is operating on a limited staff and we will do our best to answer as many calls as we can. Additionally, keep in mind that we will not have any information about the conditions in Topsail Beach until after the storm passes.
9/12/18 4PM: For your safety, we urge you to follow the mandatory evacuation order that went into effect at 8:00 AM this morning. There will be a mandatory curfew in effect for 7:00 PM this evening. Please note, water services will be disconnected as of noon on Thursday, if not before, until further notice. Emergency Services will also be suspended during the storm.
Again, we urge you to comply with the evacuation order and take shelter in a safe location. The Town will continue to provide updates as they become available.
9/11/2018 2:30PM: Topsail Beach has a mandatory evacuation planned for 8:00AM on Wednesday, but we encourage all people to leave as soon as possible. The Highway Patrol will be available to assist with traffic and Pender County will have shelters open. A curfew will be in place at 7:00PM on Wednesday. Please heed the mandatory evacuation. Once the storm hits the area, emergency response will be impossible. Further updates will come as they are available.
9/10/2018 5PM: Topsail Beach will begin mandatory evacuations at 8AM Wednesday morning, unless conditions change. Please make your plans and secure your property in advance of the evacuation. We will send out further updates as they become available.
9/10/2018 12PM: The Town of Topsail Beach has declared a State of Emergency as of 9:00 this morning,September 10th, and a voluntary evacuation for the Town will be in effect starting at noon today. Persons with special needs should consider evacuating as soon as possible. We ask that you notify the Police Department for any assistance. As we continue to monitor the path of the storm pleased be advised that a mandatory evacuation is possible as soon as Wednesday morning.
We ask that you take all the necessary precautions for the arrival of this storm. Secure all outdoor items such as trash cans and lawn furniture and take any measures necessary you can to protect your home from strong winds and possible flood waters.
The Postmaster is requesting that you come by and pick up any packages and mail at the Post Office. It will be removed from the island if not retrieved.
We encourage you to stay tuned to the weather forecasts and we will update you as more details on the storm’s path become available. Please monitor the Town's website and Facebook page for updates throughout the storm.
9/10/18 9AM: We are all busy preparing for the approaching storm. At this point no decision has been made as far as evacuation but we will post any decisions on our website and Facebook page as they come. Please take this time to prepare.
If you do not have your re-entry sticker, anything that associates you with your property (ie. utility bill. electric bill, tax bill, etc. and your drivers license) will get you back onto the island.