August 3, 2020
- Bald Head Island is now under a hurricane warning, a storm surge warning, and a flash flood watch.
- The latest storm track and weather impacts can be viewed HERE in the National Weather Service’s AM briefing.
- The Village Council amended the Village’s State of Emergency declaration to include a curfew beginning on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and ending on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Please share this with renters who may not see the Village’s communications.
- Transportation expectations: Bald Head Island Transportation Inc. announced that the last ferry leaving the island today will be at 3:00 p.m.
- Village offices will close today at noon. The IPC/PO will close today at noon, please come NOW to pick up your packages.
During yesterday’s emergency Village Council meeting, there was consensus to amend the Village’s State of Emergency declaration to include a curfew beginning on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and ending on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (Click HERE for the amended proclamation). This means that anyone staying on the island should remain on their own property (or the property in which they are renting) during the curfew. Exceptions will be made for folks who are traveling to the ferry terminal to depart the island. The curfew is to minimize the risk of injuries to the public while the ferries are not operating and to decrease the number of folks who are out on the Village wynds during hazardous conditions. The curfew is subject to change.
Moments ago Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. reported the following:
The USCG anticipates closing the Port of Wilmington and commercial river traffic this morning. We have received permission to operate ferry service until 3:00PM. The last ferry leaving the Island today, August 3, 2020 will be at 3:00PM. We anticipate resuming ferry service operations mid-morning on August 4, 2020 subject to USCG approval regarding same.
Village offices will be closing today at noon. The IPC/PO will be closing today at noon, please come NOW to pick up your packages. Household trash will be picked up tomorrow as scheduled. Tuesday pick-up is to be determined.
If you are on the island, there is still time to prepare for this storm. With the very high risk of rip currents, we strongly suggest that you stay out of the water until the rip current risk decreases after Tuesday.