August 2, 2020
- Bald Head Island is now under a tropical storm warning.
- Storm track & Weather impacts: National Weather Service Wilmington’s 6:00 p.m. briefing will be posted soon. Check HERE for the latest briefing. The Village will share the briefing on Facebook and Twitter as soon as possible. It is expected that the latest briefing will indicate an increase in rainfall and a greater chance of tornadoes for the area.
- The Village Council has 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: On 7/31 Bald Head Transportation Inc. announced that ferry customers should expect long lines, travel days, possible disruptions/suspended service Sunday through Tuesday. Make travel plans now. The Village will pass on updates from BHI Transportation as they become available.
- Village offices will be open tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The IPC/PO will be open from 9:00 a.m. until noon, please come early to pick up your packages.
This afternoon Village officials participated in a conference call with Brunswick County Emergency Services and Brunswick’s island community partners ahead of the Council’s emergency meeting. The County was seeking feedback on the need to open shelters in the County. Please check the County’s website HERE for more information on shelters.
During this afternoon’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.
Village offices will be open tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The IPC/PO will be open from 9:00 a.m. until noon, please come early to pick up your packages, especially if you have medications. Household trash will be picked up tomorrow as scheduled. Tuesday pick-up is to be determined.
Please continue to make preparations 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.