Tropical Storm Ophelia Update

Passenger ferry operations are resuming this morning at 8:00 a.m. after they had been suspended early-afternoon yesterday when local conditions deteriorated. The Island Package Center and Post Office will operate on normal hours today (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). Barge service was suspended yesterday so some packages that arrived late-Thursday through Friday may not arrive … Continued

Update on Potential Tropical Cyclone 16

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Bald Head Island area. View the latest briefing from the National Weather Service Wilmington office HERE. Passenger ferry operations resumed at 8:00 a.m. Here is the full statement from Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc.: Due to changes in the storm’s path overnight and associated changes in … Continued

Update on Storm Impacts

This is an update on the announcement the Village sent earlier today regarding the tropical storm warning. Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. has issued the following statement: Please be advised that we are expecting cancelations this weekend due to the upcoming storm. At current projections the Coast Guard will be shutting down the river at … Continued

BHI Area Under a Tropical Storm Warning

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Bald Head Island area. The National Weather Service Wilmington office has begun issuing advisories for Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 which is expected to bring tropical storm impacts to the BHI area through Saturday.  Predicted impacts include rough surf and rip currents (today through Saturday), localized heavy … Continued

Updates and Reminders

KEY INFORMATION: REMINDERS: Hurricane Lee The Village is monitoring Hurricane Lee which is forecast to become a major hurricane by Friday.  The Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Bahamas, and Bermuda are expected to experience swells generated by Lee this weekend. CRB Application Deadline The Village Council is seeking members for the newly created Commercial … Continued

Idalia Update 4

8/31/2023 – 1:30 p.m. Village offices will re-open tomorrow morning on time, this includes the Island Package Center and Post Office and Public Safety administration.  If you need a Public Safety Officer to come to you, please call 911 and let the operator know you are on Bald Head Island. USPS mail will not be … Continued

Idalia Update 3

8/31/2023 – 9:10 a.m. Idalia is making its way out to sea and according to the latest update it appears the storm turned east sooner than expected so conditions should improve before noon today.  Our Public Safety Officers are out surveying initial damage and debris and so far, reports are indicating the island looks good. … Continued

Idalia Update 2

8/30/2023 – 12:00 p.m. Idalia made landfall on the west coast of Florida as a Category 3 hurricane earlier this morning.  The storm is expected to move across southeast Georgia later today to the South Carolina coast late tonight.  The BHI area is still under a tropical storm watch. There is a possibility that Idalia … Continued

Idalia Update 1

8/29/2023 – 3:30 p.m. Idalia is now a hurricane and is forecast to make landfall as a major hurricane along the west coast of Florida tomorrow morning (Wednesday 8/30).  The storm is projected to move toward the northeast and reach near southeast North Carolina Thursday morning at tropical storm strength. Earlier today a tropical storm … Continued