Brunswick County Evacuation Lifted, Many Roads Still Dangerous, Assistance for Food Service Establishments Re-Opening
BOLIVIA, N.C. — Sept. 17, 2018 — The mandatory evacuation for unincorporated areas of Brunswick County has been lifted, though many roads – including main highways into Brunswick County – remain closed.
Road conditions are being updated at www.brunswickcountync.gov/road-closures. Citizens should be aware that many roads remain flooded or blocked by trees or power lines; some roads have been damaged or compromised by flooding. Citizens should never attempt to drive through flooded water. Those in Brunswick County who are not safe at their location can call 911 for assistance.
Brunswick County Health Services wants to assist food service establishments that are re-opening in Brunswick County. Food service establishments that only sell pre-packaged foods can go ahead and re-open. Facilities that prepare food should call 910-253-2150.
As responders work to assess damage and clear roads, and utility providers work to restore power in Brunswick County, citizens should continue to take measures to stay safe:
- Do not attempt to drive through standing water.
- Stay away from flood water, as it could contain gasoline, bacteria, debris, or other contaminants.
- Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.
- Watch for wild animals, including poisonous snakes. Use sticks to poke debris.
- Never us a generator or grill inside a home or garage. Make sure these items are used in a well-ventilated area, away from buildings.