First, I want to express my condolences to those affected by the severe weather across North Carolina this week.  I saw firsthand the devastation in Brunswick County from the tornado that touched down, and it’s always heartbreaking to see the toll nature can take on lives and property.

Brunswick County has declared a state of emergency following Tuesday morning’s tornado. The County is encouraging impacted individuals to call or e-mail county offices with requests for assistance instead of visiting in person.

Brunswick County Code Administration has also set up a temporary satellite office to assist with permits and questions.  The office is located at the Ocean Ridge Club House (351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW). Code Administration staff are available to assist from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 24.  Individuals from outside the Ocean Ridge Plantation community can notify the front gate that they are arriving to visit the temporary satellite office for entry.

Here are other updates on events ongoing both in Washington and in North Carolina:

Stay tuned for more information and updates...