Isaias Storm Update
Town of Oak Island Update 08.18.20
The 11th Amended Declaration of a State of Emergency states that the mandatory evacuation is now lifted, HOWEVER, due to accessibility issues, short-term rentals are discontinued until further notice in the following areas:
- Beach Drive from SE 58th Street to the west end of the island
- Pelican, Dolphin and Kings Lynn Drive west of SE 40th Street (including side streets connecting to them)
The areas listed above are still limited access. Residents may resume occupancy in those areas. Contractors and property managers must have an access permit issued by Development Services to work on properties. The curfew is still in place in these areas from 8 pm to 6 am daily. The beach is still closed west of SE 40th Street.
Town of Oak Island Update 08.11.20
The Declaration has been amended and residents may now occupy their homes in the following areas: Dolphin Drive, Pelican Drive and Kings Lynn Drive west of SE 58th Street to the west end of Kings Lynn (including the side streets connecting to them). There are still no short-term rentals allowed in this area. Utilities are not guaranteed and a boil water advisory is still in effect west of SE 40th Street.
Beach Drive (the north and south sides) from SE 58th Street to the west end is not open for occupancy or short-term rentals. Residents and property owners may inspect or do work in their homes; check with Development Services at 910-278-5024 about permits. Moving sand is not allowed at this time.
Check the Town’s website, www.oakislandnc.com, for the most recent info from BEMC and updated maps showing where service has or has not been restored.
Town of Oak Island Update 08.07.20
- The mandatory evacuation for all non-residents (short-term renters, guests) is still in place, and no new short-term rentals are allowed in the following area: All areas west of SE 40th Street on Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive, Pelican Drive, Kings Lynn Drive and the side streets connecting to them (the Restricted Area).
- Residents and property owners within the Restricted Area may enter into the Restricted Area upon proof of residency/ownership and presentation of a photo ID to the appropriate officials manning the checkpoints located at Middleton Avenue and/or SE 40th Street.
- The CURFEW within the Restricted Area is between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM until further notice.
- Residents and property owners may resume occupancy in the following area: Pelican Drive and Dolphin Drive between Middleton Avenue and SE 58th Street and all side streets connecting to them. The system pressure advisory is still in effect. Utility services are not guaranteed in this area.
- Utilities are being restored, but interruptions are possible. The first phase crews are working on is Middleton to SE 58th; the second phase will be Middleton to the west end. We do not have a timeline for when all services will be restored in these areas. Both of these phases include all side streets.
8/4 P.M. UPDATE FROM TOWN OF OAK ISLAND:
Due to the impact of Hurricane Isaias, the Town of Oak Island has amended the State of Emergency Declaration. The Declaration now includes the following restrictions:
- A MANDATORY EVACUATION is ordered for all non-residents (renters, vacationers and guests) AND residents effective at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in the following areas: All areas west of SE 40h Street on Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive and Pelican Drive and the side streets connecting to them;
- A CURFEW is in effect for the entire Town of Oak Island from 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 4 until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, and for the same hours every night until further notice.
- Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive and Pelican Drive and the side streets connecting to them are CLOSED from SE 40th Street to the west end of the island.
- The beach is CLOSED from SE 40th Street to the west end of the island.
- The issuance of parking decals remains suspended until further notice.
8/4 A.M. UPDATE:
Oak Island was in a direct path to feel the effects of Hurricane Isaias. Generally, there is a lot to be thankful for. There is significant damage from rising water, particularly along the beachfront where dunes were breached. All other areas of the island appear to have minimal damage that mostly consists of yard debris. Currently, power is not available on Beach Drive, Dolphin Drive and Pelican Drive, and all other homes and business on the island have electricity.
Our CVR team is checking all homes and will be communicating updates with owners and upcoming visitors as soon as we have those updates. You may find additional updates from the town on their website https://www.oakislandnc.com/