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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Well and Septic System Safety After Flooding


Failing Septic Systems

Citizens concerned about a potentially failing septic system should contact Environmental Health at 910-253-2150 for assistance.

Please note that flood water may have a very bad odor similar to a rotten egg smell, and that this does not necessarily indicate sewage has entered the flood waters. This can happen when trees, branches and vegetation get in the water, decreasing water quality and reducing the oxygen in the water. This reduced oxygen can cause the water to become anaerobic, which causes the rotten egg smell.

Drinking Water Wells

Citizens with a private drinking water well are strongly encouraged to disinfect the well and have the well water tested. You can find more information about disinfecting a well here ( or apply to have your well tested here ( or by calling 910-253-2150.