Village Remains Under a State of Emergency – It is expected the State of Emergency will not be lifted today. The access restriction on recreational day trips is still in effect (equipment rental arrangements should not be made with folks coming off-island for recreation purposes).
Village Offices – Village offices and the Island Package Center/Post office are open. The IPC/PO has not received packages since last Thursday and is expected to receive ten pallets today of FedEX/UPS (this is a lot). If you have signed up to receive text/email notifications from the IPC you will receive a notification when packages are ready for pick up. It may take a couple of days to get through all of the packages. You may have received notification from the shipper that items have arrived, but this meant it had arrived in Southport. USPS mail is caught up from Monday. Periodicals/magazines are still being processed. Thank you for your patience.
Power – Power has been restored to most of the island. Approximately 125 customers remain without power today. This includes the Villas and off Black Skimmer and Mourning Warbler.
From Duke Energy at 12:17 p.m. today: Crews are actively working in Brunswick County to complete power restoration safely and as quickly as possible. 351 customer reported outages currently remain in Brunswick County. The estimated restoration time for the county is 11 p.m. this evening. Most customers will be restored well before then. Follow the latest updates on the outage map at www.duke-energy.com/outages.
Trash service – Households that regularly receive pick-up on Tuesday will be getting picked up today.
Swimming is still not advised for Brunswick Beaches – Brunswick County beaches, including Bald Head Island, are under a precautionary advisory due to the conditions from Isaias which could cause increased levels of harmful bacteria in our coastal waters that can cause illness. More information about the advisory HERE.
Dosher Clinic on BHI is Closed Today – Please call 911 if you are in need of immediate assistance. The Village is still taking precautions with COVID-19 so do not come to the Public Safety building for assistance, please call 911.
Damage Assessment Ongoing – The Village’s Damage Assessment Team (DAT) began its assessment of the island yesterday. No flood damage observed, large amounts of trees, limbs, and branches are down, mostly minor roof, door, and window damage caused by falling trees and limbs. A few structures in the area of the presumed tornado (Middle Sound) have major structural damage. The DAT will resume its assessment today. Photos of Middle Island have been posted on social media.
Roads – All major wynds have been cleared (vegetation pushed to the side). Crews will be out again all day today to clear secondary roads.
Debris – Like Hurricane Dorian, Isaias did not cause enough damage to require collection of construction debris or hazardous waste like golf carts and batteries. When roads are cleared the Village will begin the debris removal process. Residents are to place vegetative storm debris ONLY on the side of the road. The Village will be picking up debris on public roads. An announcement about private roads is forthcoming. Make sure debris piles do not block the road or anyone’s visibility while driving. Do not cover bollards or any utility/communication equipment. Any non-vegetative debris will need to be taken to Public Works. Further instructions will be provided
Village Parks – The dock at Marina Park is closed for repair. Assessment continues on other Village properties (including beach accesses). If something is blocked off, do not enter.