Brunswick County makes two amendments to state of emergency declaration involving voluntary evacuation, mandatory curfew
Posted Sept. 5 at 5:51 p.m.
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: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SOE-Sept-3-Amendment-1.pdf
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: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/SOE-Sept.-3-Amendment-2.pdf
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 https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/info/municipalities/
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 https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/critical-event/
Follow updates at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/dorian/
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