Category: Emergency Management

Brunswick County proclaims State of Emergency, issues evacuations; shelters to open inland

BOLIVIA, NC — September 10, 2018 — Brunswick County has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents in unincorporated areas who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas or substandard or mobile homes, beginning at daylight (7 a.m.) Tuesday. This includes but

Citizens Urged to Continue Monitoring Hurricane Irma; Storm’s Eventual Path Still Uncertain (8 p.m. — 9/7/17)

Sept. 7, 2017 – 8:16 p.m. — Hurricane Irma remains an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane with 175 mph sustained winds as of this evening’s 8 p.m. advisory (click here to view). The forecast cone has shifted west since this

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Citizens Encouraged to Monitor Hurricane Irma, Begin Planning & Preparation (11 a.m. — 9/5/17)

Sept. 5, 2017 – 11 a.m. — Having grown up in Brunswick County, I’ve been exposed to hurricanes and tropical storms my entire life. The first storm I remember was Hurricane David in 1979, followed by Hurricane Diana in 1984.

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18 Appointed to Fire Commission

With the appointment of 18 new members at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Brunswick County’s Fire Commission is ready to move forward. The Fire Commission, which was created June 19, includes 20 members made up of local officials, fire chiefs,

Apply for SBA Disaster Assistance Before the Jan. 9 Physical Damage Application Deadline

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the Jan. 9, 2017 deadline. Anyone in the declared counties in North Carolina with

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens Brunswick County to assist individuals with registration for assistance

FEMA has set up a mobile disaster recovery center located at the Brunswick County Emergency Services Center at 3325 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia NC  28422.  The center will assist residents with registrations for assistance from Hurricane Matthew as well as

Brunswick County added to Individual Assistance FEMA declaration for Hurricane Matthew

BOLIVIA, NC – Brunswick County has been added to FEMA’s Hurricane Matthew disaster declaration as an Individual Assistance County. This declaration allows individuals and households with damage from Hurricane Matthew to apply to FEMA and potentially receive assistance. Those in

Water main bypass operational; Brunswick County goes to voluntary Level 1 Water Emergency

BOLIVIA, N.C. — The bypass around the break in the water main that carries water from the Kings Bluff Pump Station to several water treatment plants, including Brunswick County’s Northwest Water Treatment Plant, is operational. The bypass will ensure that

Brunswick County in State of Emergency due to water situation; repair work planned for this weekend

BOLIVIA — Brunswick County is under a State of Emergency and water conservation measures are imperative for all public water users after attempts at a temporary fix to a broken water main did not work. Crews worked until 1 a.m.

Water conservation measures continue for Brunswick County Public Utilities customers, repairs to begin

Following an assessment of damage to a water main, Brunswick County Public Utility residential customers in all areas of the County should continue to follow mandatory water conservation requirements, though commercial car washes can resume operations. Brunswick County will move