Public Notice

Public Notice

Volunteer resources and contacts to help post-Hurricane Dorian


BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County Emergency Services coordinates offers for donations and volunteer assistance with the Brunswick County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).

Questions about who to contact for help, how to volunteer or how to donate items? Contact Emergency Services Volunteer and Nonprofit Coordinator Leslie Stanley for direction to the appropriate VOAD agency or county department based on your needs.

A list of VOAD partner organizations that may be able to assist residents with unmet and construction needs post-Hurricane Dorian is available at

Based on the level of impact to Brunswick County, VOAD anticipates that its available resources are enough to serve the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian. VOAD is thankful to everyone who has reached out to offer help.

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Brunswick County makes two amendments to state of emergency declaration involving voluntary evacuation, mandatory curfew


Brunswick County makes two amendments to state of emergency declaration involving voluntary evacuation, mandatory curfew

Posted Sept. 5 at 5:51 p.m.

Related: Brunswick County declares state of emergency (Sept. 3)

Related: Brunswick County rescinds state of emergency (Sept. 8)


BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County has made two amendments to the state of emergency declared Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 a.m. for Hurricane Dorian.

The first amendment is for the order of a voluntary evacuation of all coastal and low-lying areas to be enacted effective 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 for all unincorporated areas: SOE Sept. 3:

This amendment was declared and publicized in a media release Tuesday, Sept. 3 posted at 10:30 a.m.:

The second amendment is for the mandatory curfew beginning Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. to protect residents as Hurricane Dorian arrives:

Residents in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County are required to stay indoors during this time period.

Some municipalities in Brunswick County have issued or could issue mandatory curfews within their jurisdictions. Residents are encouraged to check with their municipalities for details on their respective rules. View a list of municipal websites at

As a safety precaution, it is strongly recommended that all residents stay indoors and remain off the roads whenever possible. Remember to never travel through flooded roadways, no matter how deep the water might be.

Brunswick County currently has three shelters open for residents. All shelters are pet friendly.

  • North Brunswick High School: 114 Scorpion Drive, Leland, NC
  • West Brunswick High School: 550 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, NC
  • South Brunswick High School: 280 Cougar Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, NC

Residents can contact Brunswick County’s emergency operations center with questions anytime at 910-253-5383.

Remember to always call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency.

Learn more about Brunswick County’s response to Hurricane Dorian and tips at

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For media inquiries, contact the Public Information Officer at 910.253.2995 or email