Kure Beach joins communities declaring a state of emergency, urges voluntary evacuations

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A house with creative boards for hurricane protection. Kure Beach, Thursday, Oct. 6. Photo by Hannah Leyva.
A house with creative boards for hurricane protection. Kure Beach, Thursday, Oct. 6. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

KURE BEACH — Kure Beach’s town counsel declared  a state of emergency and recommended voluntary evacuations during an emergency session of the board called Thursday. The state of emergency takes effect Friday, Oct. 7 at noon.

The town will post updates on its webpage, www.townofkurebeach.org, under the “Town News” tab.

Residents can also sign up to receive email alerts by going to the website and clicking on “Notify Me” in the blue area under our banner photo.

Snows Cut Bridge will be closed when wind speeds are sustained at 45 mph or greater. The end of the storm does not mean the bridge open. Before returning home, residents are advised to check the town’s website and the New Hanover County emergency website.

The website also has information on hurricane preparedness, shelter locations, utility information and media links under the Emergency Information tab.

The town is also recommending that  loose items be removed from the exterior of homes and businesses. This includes hanging decorations, lawn ornaments, outdoor furniture, signs and trampolines.

Power outages may be reported to Duke Progress Energy at 800-419-6356. To report downed power lines or other life-threatening situations, call 911.

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