Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Curfews announced so far in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties

A family walks through a dark and flooded hallway at the Staybridge Suites in Wilmington after the power went out after Hurricane Florence made landfall. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)
A family walks through a dark and flooded hallway at the Staybridge Suites in Wilmington after the power went out after Hurricane Florence made landfall. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

Update Thursday 6:32 p.m.: Brunswick County announced a countywide curfew Thursday evening. 

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — As Hurricane Dorian nears the Cape Fear region, some local governments have enacted curfews.

Curfews can be enforceable by physical arrest if individuals refuse to comply, but oftentimes, residents subject to the orders aren’t aware of them.

Related: NCDOT: Avoid flooded roadways, stay up-to-date on conditions if traveling

All barrier islands in North Carolina are under mandatory evacuation orders. Access to bridges on these islands is either limited or not available to residents as hurricane conditions are still in effect.

Information on curfews announced in the Cape Fear region will be updated below:

Pender County:

  • Pender County: 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., until further notice.
  • Surf City: 8 p.m., until further notice.
  • Topsail Beach: 8 p.m., until further notice.
  • Burgaw: Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. until further notice.

Brunswick County:

  • Brunswick County: Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. until Sept. 6 at 7 a.m
  • Southport: Sept. 5 at 12 p.m., until further notice.
  • Boiling Spring Lakes: Sept. 5 and 6, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Oak Island: Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. until further notice.
  • Caswell Beach: Sept. 5-7, between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New Hanover County:

  • Kure Beach: Not yet enacted, but will be communicated at least 12 hours in advance.
  • Carolina Beach:  Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. until further notice.

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