Hurricane Isaias Update #14

Town of Atlantic Beach Tropical Storm Isaias Monday, August 3, 2020, 4:30 PM Update #1

Update #1
Tropical Storm Isaias continues to track northward and is expected to arrive/impact North Carolina late Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday.
High winds, heavy rainfall, and potential tornados could impact our coastal region.
YARD DEBRIS COLLECTION SUSPENDED
Until further notice, yard debris collection is suspended. Residents are asked to STOP placing loose material on the roadway. Following the storm, collection services will resume.
TRASH COLLECTION
The County Landfill has closed early today. GFL will monitor any potential delays from the storm. Should we have delays or cancellations for tomorrow, we will plan to operate on a one-day delayed service schedule until all routes are caught up (by Saturday this week).
Do your part & Help move your cart!
  • Please secure all trash and recycling cans at/near your home ASAP
  • Wait until the storm system and heavy winds move out of the area, before putting carts at the street.
OCEAN CONDITIONS/ RIP CURRENTS
Dangerous ocean conditions exist NOW and will continue to bring HIGH RISK for RIP currents. Atlantic Beach is under RED FLAG conditions and the public is asked to stay out of the water. The threat for stronger and more frequent rip currents will continue for area beaches throughout the middle of the next week, leading to extremely dangerous conditions for swimming.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
Effective at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 2, 2020, the Town of Atlantic Beach has issued a State of Emergency declaration. The approaching storm is anticipated to impact our local area. Residents, guests, and businesses should begin preparations now by securing furnishings around their property, yards, and outside decks.
EVACUATION ORDERS
Current predictions HAVE NOT triggered an evacuation order for Atlantic Beach, nor do we intend to impose a curfew for Monday night. The high rise bridge will remain passable WITHOUT a need for Re-entry Passes.
GENERAL PREPAREDNESS
We anticipate high winds, heavy rains, and the potential loss of power due to the storm. Residents and guests should be prepared to shelter in place with sufficient food, water, and medical supplies. This is a quick-moving storm, so we are hoping to get back to normal on Tuesday.
STORMWATER PREPARATION
Town staff members have inspected all storm drain inlets, pumps, ditches, and associated infrastructure.   In advance of the storm, emergency fuel, generators, and mobile pumps are staged and ready to deploy if needed.
TOWN HALL HOURS
Atlantic Beach Town Hall will open at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4. All other departments will operate on their normal schedules.
POWER OUTAGES
Before the storm hits, customers can sign up to receive outage alerts and should make sure their contact information is up to date and select their communication preferences.
Customers who experience a power outage can report it the following ways:
  • Visit duke-energy.com on a desktop computer or mobile device.
  • Use the Duke Energy mobile app – download the Duke Energy App from a smartphone via Apple Store or Google Play.
  • Text OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply).
  • Duke Energy Carolinas: 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766)
  • Duke Energy Progress: 800-419-6356
For storm or power restoration updates, follow Duke Energy on Twitter (@DukeEnergy) and Facebook (Duke Energy). See the outage map at www.duke-energy.com/outages.
Stay Safe! Thanks for your cooperation,
David Walker
Atlantic Beach Town Manager