Hurricane Florence Information Update #2

Hurricane Florence Update #1: Monday, September 10, 2018 2:oopm


We are currently prepping properties for Hurricane Florence. Our list of Hurricane Prep listed below for your reference. Please do not be alarmed if we do begin prepping loose items outside of the home while you are at the property. You can also help us if you want to attend to any of the items on our Hurricane Prep List listed below.

We are still waiting for the Town Officials to post any evacuation notices. No evacuation notices have been made at this time. When and if that time does come, you will be notified by email at that time. At that point we will update you on what you should do in that case.

If you decide to leave – we do ask you to follow the normal check-out procedures that are listed in your copy of the Beacon as well as a check-out list that should have been in the home when you arrived. It would be wonderful at that time if you would assist us in any of the following items listed below:

Hurricane Prep List

Deck And Balcony Areas

  • Group Outdoor Furniture & Tie Down/Secure—not In Pool

  • Bring Small Items Inside (Flags, Beach Toys)

  • Turn Picnic Tables Over. Secure With Rope If Needed

  • Relocate Grills To Lower Level, Secure With Rope

Inside The Property

  • Shut And Latch All Windows

  • Shut And Latch All Doors, Sliders, Storm Doors

  • Install Wooden Dowels In Sliders If Needed

  • Close All Interior Doors

  • Close All Curtains And Blinds

  • Turn The Thermostats To “Off” Position

  • Turn On Outside Porch Light That Faces The Street Side

Ground Floor

  • Turn Off All Propane Tanks If Applicable (Above Ground)

  • Relocate And Secure Gas Grills With Rope

  • Latch Outside Shower


  • Put All Linens Inside Front Entry Door (Do Not Leave Outside)

Please reference these websites for the most up to date information. Please continue to monitor the storm as we are too.


National Hurricane Center:


Town of Emerald Isle Website:


Town of Atlantic Beach Website:


Bluewater Facebook Page:


Town Officials Closely Monitoring Hurricane Florence – Monday, Sept 10 – 7:30 am

Hurricane Florence is a Serious Threat to Emerald Isle

Town officials have been monitoring Hurricane Florence since last week, and continue to monitor the storm, which is currently located approximately 1,250 miles southeast of Emerald Isle.   Hurricane Florence is currently forecast to make landfall near Wilmington, NC sometime late Thursday night, and is currently forecast to be a very powerful Category 4 storm at landfall. The exact storm track is likely to change, however, and it is still possible that Emerald Isle will receive a direct hit.  Everyone should be monitoring Florence now and making plans to keep your family safe during the storm.

Town officials will be meeting often over the next few days to determine the most appropriate guidance to our residents, property owners, and visitors.  Additional information will be forthcoming via the Town’s numerous digital platforms noted below, so please stay tuned.

Emerald Isle Bridge Will Remain OPEN Until an Evacuation Order and Curfew Has Been Implemented

Contrary to popular belief, the Emerald Isle bridge (NC 58) does not close at any set wind speed. The bridge will remain open until such time that the Town has implemented a formal evacuation order and Town-wide curfew, at which time travel into and out of Emerald Isle will be prohibited until further notice.

Be Prepared!

Now is the time to begin planning for Hurricane Florence. For helpful information, please visit: .

Stay Informed!

The Town works hard to keep our residents, property owners, and visitors well-informed, and offers several platforms.

The Town will provide additional updates on Hurricane Florence often (as warranted) in the coming days.  To receive the most current information from the Town of Emerald Isle, please:- visit the Town’s website at

NOAA Hurricane Florence 12pm Update 9.10.18