WHEN IS THE BRIDGE CLOSING?
Once a mandatory evacuation has been ordered, the bridge remains in the down position, barricades are put in place, and traffic is suspended by local law enforcement. Without a mandatory evacuation order, the US Coast Guard and the Bridge Tender will make the decision to lock the bridge in the down position when sustained winds reach 30-40 mph, suspending marine traffic only.

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1. WHAT IS THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE HURRICANE AND WHEN IS IT SUPPOSED TO HIT WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH?
2. WHAT DOES A STATE OF EMERGENCY MEAN? DOES THIS MEAN WE MUST EVACUATE?
3. WHEN IS THE BRIDGE CLOSING?
4. WHAT CRITERIA / FACTORS DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE TO EVACUATE?
5. WHO MUST EVACUATE?
6. IF I HAVE TO GO TO WORK OR LEAVE THE ISLAND, HOW WILL I RETURN TO GATHER MY BELONGINGS IF A MANDATORY EVACUATION IS ORDERED WHILE I’M AWAY?
7. WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I PURCHASE MY WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH VEHICLE TAX DECAL?
8. ARE YOU GOING TO SHUT OFF ELECTRICITY AND/OR WATER ON THE ISLAND? IF SO, WHEN?
9. CAN I GET A STORM DRAIN CLEANED OUT BEFORE THE STORM GETS HERE?
10. WHY IS MY STREET FLOODING?
11. IS THE WATER SAFE TO DRINK AND/OR BATHE IN?
12. WILL THE TOWN PICK UP LOOSE REFUSE FOR DISPOSAL (YARD WASTE, LIMBS, FURNITURE, ETC.) RIGHT BEFORE THE STORM?
13. WHEN WILL HURRICANE DEBRIS BE PICKED UP? WILL THERE BE A FEE?