I am particularly interest in North Topsail Beach.
Last I knew it was still storming pretty bad, wind and rain. According to some reports the power was still on around mm6 this morning, a good sign I would think. Hoping for the best!
You may also want to check out the Topsail Voice on-line edition, they've been posting quite regularly.
My husband is thinking of driving down either this afternoon or late tonight and I will report.
From the NTB web site 2008 Loggerhead Court Phone (910) 328-1349 North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 ntbnc.org Toll Free: (800) 687-7092 Fax (910) 328-4508 NEWS CENTER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2011 9:00 a.m. Contact: Carin Faulkner, Town Clerk/PIO email@example.com 910 328-1349 HURRICANE IRENE MEDIA RELEASE #2 NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH - There has been minimal structural damage to residences, some shingles and siding. There was no loss of power. First responders are patrolling the streets. Several dunes were breached; the north end being hit the hardest at Marina Way and River Road. On the south end, Topsail Road had overwash with 2 feet of sand. Irene jogged to the east and then to the west as it approached. Gusts were from 50 to 60 mph with sustained winds from 35 to 45 mph. The storm is expected to tapper off between 4 to 6 p.m. The Town encourages everyone to stay tuned to local radio and television for updates on the conditions of Hurricane Irene. The Town will continue to monitor conditions and will notify the public when it is safe to reenter.
Officials decided to end the curfew enacted for North Topsail Beach early, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Officials urge residents to re-enter with caution.
Officials report minimal structural damage to homes, included some shingles and siding. The town did not lose power.
Several dunes were breached, according to officials. They say the north end was the hardest hit at Marina Way and River Road. On the south end, Topsail Road had overwash with 2 feet of sand.
Town officials say Hurricane Irene jogged to the east and then to the west as it approached. Gusts were from 50 to 60 mph with sustained winds from 35 to 45 mph.
Reporting from Shipwatch. NTB opened the 210 bridge at 3PM and I arrived at 4PM. I am thrilled to tell you all that not only do we have power and water, but I do not see any damage, other than a loose shingle. The dunes survived totally intact. As a matter of fact, the drive from the Town Hall building to the Shipwatch did not reveal much damage at all other than normal heavy rain flooding across the street. Thank God we came through this one almost unscathed. We can take a deep breath now.
The North Topsail Beach website, ntbnc.org has videos of the town. One of the staff drove around town and just let the video roll. I'M not sure she has all the areas online yet but I know she is planning on it.
And Topsail Voice of Facebook has tons of photos and is answering specific questions.
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