Hurricane Dorian #13
Dear Residents, Property Owners and Friends:
Hurricane Dorian has moved out of the area. Village officials are now performing initial assessments of the island. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is still active. Officials will be mapping hazards and several Village staff have already been mobilized to check flood prone areas, roads, and utilities. A few initial assessments:
- 80% of North Bald Head Wynd is blocked by large trees.
- South Bald Head Wynd is clear with minor flooding.
- The marina area is fairly clear.
- Lighthouse Wynd is fairly clear.
- The bypass lagoon gate is opened.
- There is flooding on Spike Rush.
- Federal is blocked off at Palmetto.
Several photos have been posted on Instagram HERE.
The Village will continue posting here throughout the recovery.
As of this report, it appears that there is still an island-wide power outage. The Village is working with Duke to receive an assessment on mainland power infrastructure affecting Bald Head Island's outage and estimated time of restoration.
The Village remains under a State of Emergency (SOE) and mandatory evacuation order. Residents who stayed on the island are to remain sheltered in place until an assessment is made and the SOE and mandatory evaluation is rescinded. You can still be cited and fined if you are found away from your property. As soon as the SOE and mandatory evacuation is rescinded this information will be distributed via the Village's Voice and Code Red.
Property Owners (with structures on your property):
Property owners must register with the Village HERE. Village officials have been in regular contact with Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. regarding plans for resuming ferry operations. Please note that the decision to allow the ferries to run again is not up to the Village or Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc., the decision is made by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The home inspection program has been discontinued. It was recommended by the Hurricane Florence Task Force, and approved by Village Council, as the number of properties is now too excessive. There were considerably fewer homes when it was utilized for past events. The Village will not be able to accommodate these requests for Hurricane Dorian damage. The Village, via the Damage Assessment Team, will perform windshield surveys that are needed to determine approximate damage costs to provide to Brunswick County, North Carolina Emergency Management, and FEMA.
Citizen's Phone Bank
The Village continues to recommend that citizens use the Citizen Phone Bank (910) 454-4226 for all non-emergency questions. This is not a method to request house checks, sign-up for re-entry, or be added to the business list. This is also not a number to leave your status for families to call in and check on you if you stayed on the island. The Village will continue to answer as many questions as possible via the Village's Voice messages.
Re-entry decisions have not been made and will not be available on this line until an announcement is made via Village's Voice and Code Red.
Ferry & Marina Information
The Deep Point Marina and Bald Head Island Marina remain closed by order of the Coast Guard as of this message. For the most up-to-date ferry schedule information you can visit their website HERE.
Special Needs Individuals
: If you need medical assistance or are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
The Village will continue to inform you on the storm recovery. Follow the Village on Instagram HERE (villagebhi) to see photos and video of EOC activities and island conditions after the storm. You do not have to have an Instagram account to see the Village's posts. You can type instagram.com/villagebhi in your browser and access all posts. We will post as much as we can.