Disaster events, either natural or man-made, are a concern everywhere.
The Village Emergency Management staff monitor for such events and respond accordingly.
The Village has been communicating through Village’s Voice email messages since there was a chance Hurricane Dorian could pose a threat to the Bald Head Island area. (Click Here) to see an archive of the Village’s Voice messages including the most recent issues. To receive these messages directly in your email inbox, (Click Here) to sign up. Please note: Village’s Voice messages are routine messages sent by the Village regarding a range of topics affecting citizens and are not solely distributed during emergencies.
Issued: 9/2/19 at 9:00 a.m.
The process for removing vegetative debris will be a little different from last year because the Village will not be using a FEMA approved debris removal contractor.
Vegetative Debris Instructions:
- Place debris in the right-of way (side of the road).
- Make sure the debris pile does not block the road, or anyone’s visibility while driving.
- Please do not cover bollards or any utility/communication equipment.
- Once you have collected all your debris, or you have run out of space, place a work order with the Village to have the debris picked up. Here is the link to the Village’s online work order request system HERE.
Please utilize the work order request system to ensure that your property is on the work list.
Timber Creek Mulch Site
The site Timber Creek Mulch Site is NOW OPEN and will accept vegetative
debris. Commercial entities are required to take vegetative debris to this
The Timber Creek Mulch site is located adjacent to the Bald Head
Association’s boat and trailer storage facility which is just off North Bald
Head Wynd after you pass Needlerush Court.
If you need mulch, please come get some, there is plenty at the mulch site.
It is ready for pick up now.
Middle Island POA
Middle Island has private roads and will not be included in the per-lot clean-up performed by the Village. The Village will, however, pick up vegetative debris from this neighborhood if it is collected and placed in a central location. The Village has been in contact with MIPOA’s superintendent and POA president about this arrangement.
CODE RED Notification System
The Village of Bald Head Island utilizes an emergency notification system in cooperation with Brunswick County known as CODE RED. Village of Bald Head Island citizens can (Click Here) to register to receive emergency messaging and updates about specific events (i.e. hurricanes and/or tropical storms). This system will be used in addition to the Village’s Voice to send important messages via phone, email, and text. Registrants can choose which methods of contact they prefer.
BHI Property Owner Re-Entry Registration
The re-entry procedure will be determined on a number of factors including guidance from the Emergency Operations Team, Mayor, and the Public Safety Director. Property owners (with structures on their property) should register with the Village so they can be allowed back on the island to check their properties after the storm. Please click the link below to register:
*The Village of Bald Head Island is not responsible for the content on these sites and will check regularly to see if these sites are still active.
Bald Head Island
Hurricane Season Preparation
Hurricane season begins June 1st. Taking these steps prior to hurricane season to prepare your family, home and business can make a big difference:
- Create an emergency communication plan with your family, friends and neighbors. This plan spells out how everyone will contact each other, where to go and how to get back together. For permanent residents, it is critical to have a plan for alternative living arrangements (include medications), which could extend into several weeks in the case of major damage to the Island.
- Create a storm preparation plan for your property to include emptying refrigerators/freezers; securing outdoor furniture, moving golf carts to higher ground if on a lot with flooding tendencies. If you have a “house check” service with a property manager, building contractor, or other trusted source, reach out to them to establish communications before, during, and after the event passes.
- Build an emergency kit. Keep it ready at home, at work and in your golf cart.
- Check your insurance coverage. Damage caused by heavy winds, wind-driven rain, and flooding may not be covered by homeowner’s insurance policies. Buy flood insurance. Buy golf cart insurance (considered much like an automobile policy).
- Know your community’s evacuation plan, evacuation routes and how to receive alerts. Sign up for the Village Voice (link here) and alerts from the Village.
- Stay informed about current conditions. Listen to local officials and evacuation orders.
- Download an emergency weather app on your phone and purchase a weather radio.
- Keep all important documents in a waterproof container to take with you if you evacuate.