BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Both Brunswick County and the Town of Leland have issued a mandatory evacuation in anticipation of Hurricane Florence for many of its residents, and a voluntary evacuation for all of its residents.
Residents in unincorporated areas of Brunswick County and Leland living in mobile or “substandard” homes must be evacuated beginning tomorrow morning, according to a county release.
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The mandatory evacuation area includes residents living in the following Brunswick County areas below:
- Pireway Road, N.C. 904
- Areas on Town Creek
- Areas near Daw’s Creek
- Residents along N.C. 133
- Any flood-prone areas
All other residents are subject to a voluntary evacuation as of 11:30 a.m. At noon Monday, Brunswick County declared a State of Emergency.
The county’s Emergency Management director, Brian Watts, encourages residents to evacuate as soon as they are able.
“I highly encourage people to move out of the county,” Watts said. “The best thing to do is to get out the county.”
If residents do not have transportation, they are encouraged to call the Citizen Phone Bank at 910-253-5283.
All residents should prepare for significant rainfall, potential ponding, flooding and flash floods, the release states. The area is at risk of significant storm and wind surge as Hurricane Florence approaches.
Evacuation routes and shelter locations are available online or on the Ready NC phone app, is available for free download. Stay updated on Hurricane Florence storm coverage here, or on Port City Daily’s homepage.
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