New Hanover County Issues Mandatory Evacuation Orders For Beaches

Sep 3, 2019

New Hanover County officials have announced a mandatory evacuation order for residents and visitors of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island, which is a barrier island, beginning on Wednesday, September 4 at 8 a.m.

According to a county press release, New Hanover County and City of Wilmington residents in areas prone to flooding or storm surge, as well as residents in travel trailers, mobile homes or homes still damaged from Hurricane Florence are under a voluntary evacuation beginning on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

One to three feet of storm surge, with potential of higher localized areas, is expected near the county’s major waterways including the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway, as well as inland along the county’s creeks including Pages, Howe, Bradley, Hewlett’s, Whiskey, Motts, Barnard, Burnt Mill, Smith and Ness Creeks. Residents in these areas are under a voluntary evacuation, and a more detailed list of those creeks and their locations can be found here.

Residents can also look up their address on the storm surge forecast map to know if they are in one of these surge-prone areas here.

Residents and visitors should evacuate and be in a safe location before 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5.