Hurricane Michael increased in intensity overnight and with winds at approximately 150mph it has now been upgraded to a Category 4. Landfall has just occurred on the Florida Panhandle and the storm's projected path runs through Georgia and the Carolinas.
Tropical storm force winds are expected to arrive overnight tonight and forecasters are predicting between 2-5 inches of rain for the Bald Head Island area by Friday.
BHI Transportation (BHIT) announced that the barge will likely be out of service all day on Thursday, Oct. 11th and ferry service, depending on restrictions issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, could be curtailed at any time throughout the day. F
current information on ferry operations, be sure to visit baldheadislandferry.com.
Property owners are encouraged to monitor the storm's progress and make preparations now for the rain and wind associated with it.
to view this morning's update from the National Weather Service.
NOTE: Bald Head Association will be closed on Thursday and Friday but staff are available via email or through firstname.lastname@example.org. The office will open on Monday, Oct. 15th at 8:30am.
Also, the Village of BHI will be closed tomorrow (Thursday) with exception of essential personnel with the Public Safety Department who will maintain normal operations on island. Should you have an emergency, please dial 911.