Here’s an update on the post-Isaias recovery efforts:

  • Here is the latest post-Isaias update from Brunswick County, which includes information on public utilities and electricity service.

  • The State of Emergency remains in effect for New Hanover County.  For information on debris removal and more, visit Emergency.NHC.Gov.

  • Here is the latest update from Pender County on post-Isaias recovery efforts.
  • The town of Oak Island issued a mandatory evacuation order for both residents and non-residents effective at Noon today in the following areas: All areas west of SE 40h Street on Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive and Pelican Drive and the side streets connecting to them.  A curfew is also in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.  More information from the town government here.

  • The city of Southport has lifted its curfew but several areas of the city remain closed until further notice due to damage to infrastructure.  More information available here.

  • Due to power outages, New Hanover County Schools has announced schedule changes, including the closure of schools at least for today.  Get the latest from NHCS here.

  • NCDOT has an up-to-date map of road conditions statewide, available at DriveNC.Gov.  Use this tool for warnings about road closures due to debris or damage.

  • Columbus County has lifted its State of Emergency.

  • View Duke Energy’s website for updates on outages.

  • North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and others from his office will be in Brunswick County tomorrow (Thursday) to assess the damage from Hurricane Isaias and assist storm victims with property claims.  They will be at the Lowe’s Parking Lot, 351 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, N.C. 28470 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  More info available here.  

For today’s good news story, I’m highlighting the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, which rescued nine people and a dog on Oak Island during the height of the storm.  When disasters strike, we rely on our first responders more than ever.  They never hesitate to put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. Special thanks to all the first responders out there that have saved so many lives during the past several days!