Village of Bald Head Island
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Emergency Management

Disaster events, either natural or man-made, are a concern everywhere.

The Village Emergency Management staff monitor for such events and respond accordingly.

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:

Click Here – BHI Property Owner Re-Entry Registration

USEFUL LINKS*

Click Here – Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources (NWS)

Click Here – ReadyNC

Click Here – Ready.gov

Click Here – Bald Head Island Ferry Announcements

Click Here – Brunswick County NC Road Closures

Click Here – NCDOT Traveler Information System

Click Here – NWS Forecast Wilmington Office

*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.