Town Newsletter: September 29, 2002 #2

From the Mayor’s Desk


I just finished a conference call (2:00 – 2:45 p.m.) which included local, state and national emergency services. 

Currently winds are expected to be 50 – 55 MPH before noon tomorrow here at Holden Beach. If the storm moves to the east, the wind speed may increase.

The impact should be pretty much over with by Saturday morning. 

I think this event will be more water than wind. If your property has flooded in the past couple of years, you should assume that it may flood within the next 48 hours. 

Boats, cars and other items need to be secured in anticipation of the impact of rising waters.

Brunswick County has notified partners that the county sewer system may have to shut down if conditions get severe. That means the Town of Holden Beach would have to also.

Expect the streets that have a history of flooding to flood sometime in the next 48 hours. 

No required evacuation is being issued as of this time. However, anyone can leave at anytime before the winds get to sustained 45 MPH on the bridge. The bridge will close at that time.

Anyone staying on the island may do so but at the risk of rising salt water, no sewer, no drinking water, no electricity and dangerous winds. 

Updates will follow as needed. 

J. Alan Holden

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