TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WECT) – Residents in Topsail Beach will begin a voluntary evacuation Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., according to Tim Holloman. Surf City and North Topsail Beach will be under a voluntary evacuation as of 2 p.m. Thursday.
The Town of Topsail Beach is expecting to see 12 inches of rain, causing a lot of flooding in the area.
"These low cars can't get through that kind of flooding on the road," said Topsail Mayor Howard Braxton.
Topsail leaders say they do not want people to get stuck in the middle of an emergency if the hurricane hits.
Residents will need a re-entry sticker to cross the bridge to get back onto the Island.
If stickers are misplaced or otherwise not available, other forms of proof of ownership or residency, such as a recent utility bill or tax notice and a picture ID, can be used for re-entry. Lost stickers will not be replaced. Damaged stickers will be replaced if the remnants are returned to Town Hall.
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