Kure Beach declares state of emergency ahead of Isaias, no evacuations ordered

Kure Beach declares state of emergency ahead of Isaias, no evacuations ordered
Kure Beach has issued a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias. (Source: wect)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Leaders in Kure Beach have declared a state of Emergency as Isaias continues to make its way towards the East Coast.

For now there are no evacuation orders in place and residents and visitors who plan to stay are asked to sign up for emergency alerts online. The storm will however delay trash pickup in Kure Beach on Monday and Tuesday.

“Due to the timing of the storm the Trash and Recycling pickup will not occur on Monday or Tuesday. Please ensure that your trash and recycling containers are secured during your storm preparations. Following the storm, the town will reschedule these as soon as possible based on the storm’s impact to the town,” according to the town.

A curfew has not yet been enacted but according to the state of emergency it is expected to be put in place with at least 12 hours notice. A ban on alcohol sales is also expected to be enacted and again, will be announced with 12 hours notice.

“Tropical Storm Isaias is now forecast to impact Kure Beach as a strong tropical storm on Monday evening through Tuesday mid-day. The Town has finalized preparations and has resources on standby for the storm. The Storm has interacted with the Florida cost and has lessened in intensity, however it is forecast to impact the town with significant wind and rain. The Town will continue to monitor the storm closely,” according to a press release from the town.

Power outages are common with hurricanes and tropical storms, especially in coastal towns and Kure Beach is no exception.

“With tropical storm winds, you should be prepared for some or all of the town losing electricity during the storm passage (late Monday or early Tuesday morning) and for it to not be restored until the following day. If portions of the Town lose power during the storm, the Town will be under curfew until daylight or power is restored. The CURFEW will be enforced by the Kure Beach Police Department,” according to the town.

If emergency shelters are needed, New Hanover County will provide them, according to the town.

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