Check out our Are You Prepared link for recommendations on what to do before a storm arrives up until when an evacuation order is issued.
Will your family be ready in the event of a hurricane? Make sure you have an emergency plan in place now. Visit http://readync.org for assistance with making a plan.
The FirstCall Network through Brunswick County allows homeowners to be contacted by a pre-recorded message in the event of an emergency. Listed numbers are are already registered. If you have an unlisted number or cell phone number you would like to be contacted at, you need to register the number. Click here to register.
Click here if you would like to register with the county for special assistance in the event of an emergency situation.
You can sign up for the Town's newsletter by clicking here. The newsletter, along with this website, will be the main sources of information during an emergency situation. Links to the Town's official Facebook and Twitter pages can be found at the bottom of this page. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may want to consider purchasing an all weather radio to stay connected. Major updates will be communicated to the local news station.
Click here for information on evacuations, curfews and decals.
The Holden Beach Police Department will control access to the Holden Beach Bridge.
Times of the bridge's closing and reopening will be publicized in the same manner as the evacuation information (newsletter, website, social media, local radio and TV stations), but please note that the bridge can be closed with no notice depending on the severity of weather conditions.
The bridge will be closed to all traffic when high winds (45 mph sustained) and heavy rain make travel dangerous.
Once closed, the bridge will not re-open until the storm has passed and a safety assessment has been conducted. Only properly identified personnel will be allowed access to the Island until the bridge is open to the public.
If there is severe damage on Holden Beach, re-entry may be strictly limited. Vehicle decals will be required if re-entry is limited. Specific instructions will be provided through all possible media outlets. Click here for decal information.
To determine when re-entry will be allowed, check the Town's website or official social media pages. Remember if the island is open to property owners only, you will need your vehicle decal to identify yourself. The key to a prompt re-entry is a vehicle decal. Put it on your vehicle now if you have not already done so.
Be patient with Town officials in the event there are delays getting back onto the island. Your safety is our priority. No one other than personnel will be allowed back onto the island until we are assured it is safe.
Once you are allowed onto the island, go immediately to your property only. Check for damage. Beware of electrical wires, nails, broken glass and other debris that may be hazardous. Check for spoiled food items, water leaks, etc.
Notify your insurance agent of any damage. Make temporary repairs as required to secure and make your property safe from further damage. Beware of people coming to you with "good deals" to make needed repairs. You can check with the Inspections Department at (910) 842-6080 to certify the credibility of contractors.