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Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information

09.24.2020

See Latest Coronavirus Information & Case Counts >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

View: Brunswick County declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

 

See the latest information about vegetative debris collection on private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county due to Isaias >> https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/isaiasdebris

Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.

Click here for full details and instructions on this collection.

Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.

A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.

This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.

This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589

 

Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for more resources and information.

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Holiday Season Fire Safety

Learning basic fire prevention facts and taking simple precautions can make all of your holiday celebrations safe and memorable. Follow safety guidelines when using fireworks. Better yet, attend a public display operated by professionals.

Fireworks:

  • Check to be sure local laws permit private fireworks celebrations
  • Adults should supervise the use of fireworks
  • Sparks and smoldering embers from fireworks can start fires. Have water nearby for emergencies.
  • Never use fireworks in neighborhood backyards or other crowded areas.
  • Always light fireworks one at a time.

Halloween:

  • Costumes and decorations should only be made of flame-retardant materials. Avoid loose, flammable clothing.
  • Each mask, wig and costume must be easily seen at night.
  • Use battery-powered lights for jack-o-lanterns, not candles.
  • Keep decorations away from sources of heat, such as exposed bulbs and open flames.

Christmas:

  • Make sure your Christmas tree is fresh. Shedding needles is a sign
    of a dry tree.
  • Keep your tree fresh by placing it in a stand that holds water.
  • Make sure artificial trees are flame-retardant.
  • NEVER smoke around the tree or flammable decorations.
  • Place trees away from direct sources of heat.
  • NEVER place a tree so that it blocks an exit.
  • Only buy electric lights that are approved by a national testing lab.
  • NEVER decorate metal trees with electric lights.
  • Always unplug lights before going to bed.
  • NEVER run electrical cords through doorways and under rugs.
  • Keep candles in sturdy holders and never place them near combustibles, such as curtains.
  • Avoid hanging stockings near an open flame.
  • NEVER burn paper in a fireplace. This is a major cause of chimney fires.

Outdoor Cooking Safety:

  • Keep grills a safe distance from houses and overhangs.
  • Use only properly labeled starter fluid, never substitute gasoline or kerosene.
  • Never apply fire starter to a smoldering fire. Instead, add dry kindling and blow gently across the coals.
  • Never leave outdoor cooking unattended.

Thanksgiving:

  • Start holiday cooking with a clean stove and oven
  • Keep kitchen clutter and loose clothing away from the stove’s heat.
  • Turn pot handles in, away from a child’s reach.
  • Use pot holders to prevent burns.
  • NEVER throw water on a grease fire. Instead, cover the burning pan with a lid.
  • Keep all appliances in good working order.
  • Never overload electrical outlets. Unplug appliances when not in use.
  • NEVER leave cooking food unattended.
  • Keep Thanksgiving decorations away from sources of direct heat.

New Year:

  • At a party, check to be sure the exits are clear.
  • NEVER let friends drink excessively. Alcohol affects judgement and coordination.
  • Check under furniture and cushions for smoldering cigarettes.
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Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.

Contact

3325 OLD OCEAN HIGHWAY
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(910) 253-5383
emergency.services@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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