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Hurricane Isaias August 2, 2020  

Declaration of Emergency 

WHEREAS N.C.G.S Chapters 160A and 14 authorize municipalities to declare a State of Emergency; and

WHEREAS, by ordinance, the Town of Caswell Beach has authorized the Mayor to proclaim the existence of a State of Emergency and to impose restrictions.

WHEREAS a Declaration is necessitated by the threat to the health, safety and welfare of the community posed by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias.

NOW THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME AS THE Mayor of the Town of Caswell Beach, I hereby proclaim the existence of a State of Emergency, effective at 6 pm on Sunday, August 2, 2020, and hereby impose the following orders, prohibitions and restrictions:

  • A VOLUNTARY evacuation is ordered for all non-residents (renters, vacationers and guests), effective at 8 am on Monday, August 3, 2020.
  •  Violations of Town Ordinances during this State of Emergency shall be fined at a rate of $500.00 per occurrence.

The Town will maintain basic services to the extent possible during a hurricane, however, there is no guarantee that services will be provided at normal levels during or after the storm.

In the event that the track of the storm shifts or conditions intensify, then a mandatory evacuation may be required. Should additional evacuations be required, services listed above cannot be guaranteed.

This Declaration may be amended to include restrictions if necessary. This Declaration expires on Wednesday August 5th at 6 a.m.

This the 2nd day of August 2020.