Oak Island declares state of emergency, issues voluntary evacuation for non-residents

Oak Island declares state of emergency, issues voluntary evacuation for non-residents
Oak Island water tower (Source: WECT)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Town of Oak Island has declared a state of emergency as Isaias continues it’s path towards the region.

The declaration issues a voluntary evacuation for all non-residents effective 6 p.m. Saturday.

“The town will maintain basic services to the extent possible during a hurricane, however, there is no guarantee that services will be provided at normal levels during or after the storm,” the order reads.

If the storm shifts or conditions worse, a mandatory evacuation could be ordered and as of 6 p.m., parking decals will not be issued for the town.

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