posted on September 16, 2018 16:19
Hello, thank you so much for your patience during this trying time. We know everyone is anxious to hear about our home. During a break in the storm, town staff was able to do a preliminary assessment of the damage. There are still areas of both Topsail Beach and Surf City with standing saltwater in the roads. Most of the damage to structures in Topsail Beach was limited to roofing, shingles and siding. We are certain that homes have experienced some flooding on lower level floors. Please not that a full assessment has not been completed, so some structures may have experienced more damage, however the overall impact was better than first feared.
The dunes held up vey well overall. Breaches occurred near Smith Avenue and. Drum Avenue, but overall they withstood the storm. We did experience some damage to crossovers.
Crew are being deployed to begin work on clearing debris and sand from the streets. Jones-Onslow electric and Duke Power are assessing damage in hopes to begin work very soon. As of now, re-entry to Topsail Beach and Surf City is prohibbitted, but we are working together to get everyone back to your homes.
Again, we thank you for your patience.