UPDATE: Area schools, government offices closed Monday

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Topsail Beach feels the effects of the weekend's storms. This photo was taken Sunday, Oct. 4 around 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy Susan Hyde)
Topsail Beach feels the effects of the weekend’s storms. This photo was taken Sunday, Oct. 4 around 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy Susan Hyde)

UPDATED: Monday, 8:15 a.m.

Due to flooding and continued rainfall, several area schools and government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 5.

New Hanover County

New Hanover County government offices are closed. Essential employees should report as scheduled. County Commissioner meeting is canceled. Agenda items will be rescheduled for the October 19, 2015 regular board meeting. Other closures include:

  • New Hanover County Libraries
  • New Hanover County Landfill
  • Cape Fear Museum
  • New Hanover County Parks and Gardens
  • New Hanover County Schools
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • District and Superior Court (New Hanover)
  • City of Wilmington offices and government buildings. Essential employees should report as scheduled.
  • Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
  • Town of Carolina Beach, except essential employees
  • Town of Kure Beach, except essential employees should report at their regular time

All New Hanover County Schools are closed Monday, Oct. 5 for students and staff, due to flooding and road conditions.

UNC-Wilmington and its satellite campus in Onslow County will be closed Monday, and all classes and events have been canceled.

Due to heavy rain and flooding, all Cape Fear Community College campuses will be closed to students and staff on Monday. Ticket holders to tonight’s performance of “Beauty and the Beast” at the college’s performing arts center should check for cancellation updates on the center’s website.

Riverfest organizers have announced that the annual fall festival, originally set for Oct. 2-4, has been rescheduled for Nov. 20-22.

Brunswick County

All Brunswick County schools, government offices and the courthouse will be closed Monday, Oct. 5, according to Brunswick County Spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson. The Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. locations will also be closed tomorrow. Schools will be closed Tuesday to students and staff and the board of education meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday has been canceled.

Hutcheson said Monday morning that Waste Industries would not be running its garbage collection routes Monday. Trash pick-up has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10.

According to college spokesman London Schmidt, Brunswick Community College will be closed Monday.

The Brunswick Vision Strategic Planning meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5 at Leland Town Hall has been postponed due to flooding conditions in Brunswick County. The meeting will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Updates to the strategic plan process will be posted at www.brunswickvision.com.

Brunswick County has experienced significant rainfall and many roads are dangerous due to standing or rushing water, Hutcheson said. A voluntary evacuation was issued Saturday afternoon for all unincorporated areas of Brunswick County and remains in effect. Residents can seek shelter at West Brunswick High School, 550 Whiteville Road NW in Shallotte, which remains open. The shelter is pet friendly.

The town of Sunset Beach has enacted a curfew for its residents from 8 p.m. tonight (Sunday) until 7 a.m. Monday.

Pender County

Due to flooding conditions, Pender County Schools will be closed on Monday, Oct. 5 for staff and students. All after-school activities are canceled.

County offices are on a two-hour delay for employees to report to work.