Boil water advisory rescinded as Wrightsville Beach recovers from Florence

Hurricane Florence one week later
Wrightsville Beach on Friday morning (Source: WECT)
Wrightsville Beach on Friday morning (Source: WECT)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Seven days ago Friday, Hurricane Florence hit the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The storm made landfall on Wrightsville Beach just after 7 a.m. on Sept. 14.

The beach town has come a long way since then.

According to the Duke Energy outage map, less than 50 customers were without power as of Friday morning. The town rescinded the curfew for all residents Thursday. Officials also began allowing visitors and residents back on the island. Residents were allowed back in the town Tuesday.

A boil water advisory issued for Wrightsville Beach was rescinded on Saturday, nine days after it was issued.

According to their Facebook page, Wrightsville Beach Police continue patrolling the town to prevent crime as many residents and business owners may still be unable to return and may have left their property unattended.

The town did sustain damage, but a lot of it has been repaired and cleaned up.

The Surfrider Foundation Cape Fear Chapter is held a beach sweep Saturday morning to help clear the beach of any debris and trash left thanks to Hurricane Florence.

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