Hurricane Isaias Update #16

Town of Atlantic Beach Tropical Storm Isaias Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 12:30 PM Update #2

Update #2
Atlantic Beach weathered the storm well and is in great shape! Very little debris was found and a only few cable wires have been downed. Most of the town came through the night without a loss of power and very little flooding was reported.
To the left (panel A) is the beach immediately after Hurricane Florence in 2018 and to the right (panel B) is the beach taken from just about the same perspective immediately after Isaias. Of course, we’re not suggesting that Florence and Isaias had similar storm parameters or that beach nourishment absolutely saved the day in the wake of Isaias, BUT Isaias’s impacts would have been worse if we hadn’t reconstructed the dune and added sand to our beaches – without question.
Atlantic Beach is under DOUBLE RED FLAG conditions and the water is closed for swimming. 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.
The recycling trucks are out today to finish the side of AB Causeway and East of the Circle. Regular trash routes will begin this morning. Multiple trucks will be sent to ensure that the trash route is completed today.
Call 252-726-1366 to report any missed trash or recycling from Monday.
Customers who have experienced a power outage can report it the following ways:
  • Visit 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
Please make sure that you know where your Hurricane Re-entry pass is! Should you be asked to evacuate for a storm in the future, you will need a pass to regain entry to your property in Atlantic Beach after the storm passes and officials declare it safe for property and business owners to return. If you have misplaced or lost your passes you may purchase an additional pass for $25 at Town Hall, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proof of home ownership, business ownership or long-term rental agreement is required. No permits will be issued or mailed within 48 hours of a storm.
Apply for your re-entry permit online by clicking HERE.
Friendly Reminder: Keep it in your glove compartment!
For information contact Town Hall at 252-726-2121 or email
Stay Safe!
David Walker
Atlantic Beach Town Manager