09.10.2018Brunswick County has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents in unincorporated areas who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas or substandard or mobile homes, beginning at daylight (7 a.m.) Tuesday. This includes but is not limited to Waccamaw, NC 904/Pireway Road, areas on Town Creek, residents along NC 133, Daw’s Creek area, and any other flood-prone areas.
Brunswick County has issued a voluntary evacuation for all other residents in unincorporated areas of Brunswick County. Residents who live in an incorporated area should monitor information from their town or city for information.
Brunswick County has also declared a State of Emergency, effective at noon Monday, Sept. 10. County offices will be closed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Shelters will be opening outside of Brunswick County in inland counties (shelter information will be available online at https://readync.org). Residents are strongly advised to seek shelter outside of Brunswick County, evacuating to Johnston or Cumberland Counties, due to forecasts for wind and storm surge.
“I highly encourage people to move out of the County,” said Emergency Management Director Brian Watts, adding that the County is likely to see high levels of storm surge and flooding as well as wind speeds. “The best thing to do is to get out the County.”
Residents seeking to evacuate out of Brunswick County who do not have transportation should contact the Citizen Phone Bank at 910-253-5383.
In the event residents are unable to leave the county, one shelter will be opening Tuesday at 2 p.m. at:
Those evacuating can find evacuation routes and shelter locations at readync.org or in the free Ready NC app (downloadable at https://readync.org/EN/DOWNLOADAPP.html).
Dogs and cats are accepted at the West Brunswick High School shelter. Owners must stay at the shelter as well, and should bring documentation of rabies vaccines, food, any medicines, and any other items necessary for your pets.
Brunswick County is likely to see significant rainfall from Hurricane Florence. All residents should be prepared for significant rainfall and the potential for ponding, flooding, and flash floods. Residents should remember not to attempt to drive through roads that have standing or running water over them.
All Brunswick County Parks will be closed at 10pm Monday and will remain closed until further notice. All programs and events will be closed starting September 11, 2018, including community buildings. The Parks and Recreation main office at the Government Complex will be open Tuesday until 5pm, but will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection scheduled for September 15th at South Brunswick Middle School has been postponed. The rescheduled date will be announced after the storm.
Tri-Beach Fire Department crews will be participating in a smoke detector canvass on Saturday June 23rd, 2018 from 10AM-4PM. Crews will be out in the fire district going door to door offering free smoke detector checks and installations. Please contact Station 1 at 910-842-2333 if you have any questions.
Head out to Holden Beach and support Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department while they Fill the Boot for MDA right off of the Holden Beach bridge! They’ll be out there until 3!
Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department is seeking qualified individuals to fill (4) full-time positions. Minimum requirements: One year of fire service experience and possession of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma(GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Must be 18 years of age. Job duties include firefighting work, performing maintenance on fire station, trucks, equipment, hydrants, pumps, operating a two-way radio, drills and training sessions, and other duties as required. Beginning salary-$30,166.50. Additional money may be added for each additional State Certification. Benefits include 401K, department retirement program, Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, holiday pay, etc. Applications will be accepted until June 30th, 2018. Contact the Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department for an application at (910) 842-2333 or Visit Station 1, located at 854 Sabbath Home Rd. SW Supply, NC. Email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.