Since everyone had to evacuate Topsail Island for Hurricane Florence, it’s been tough to get a good update on what the heck is going on there. Updates by date are below:
September 15, 2018
After boarding up the beach house that I manage, I got the heack out of Dodge. But, people all over Raleigh, Charlotte and everywhere else are wondering what’s going on with their beach houses.
After spending a little too much time on Twitter today here’s what I’ve come up with:
- On September 14, 2018: This guy did a 3hr live stream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virginiapreparedness/videos/527594591022957/
- Several news reports incorrectly show footage from Hampstead and call it Topsail Island
- The Belle of Topsail has sunk (it retired earlier this year)
- Water has been shut off
- There are several small buildings down such as sheds and trailers
You have power I’m out
Topsail yesterday the pier is 40 ft high pic.twitter.com/s6OTwIRU8V
— Jack Lausch (@LauschJack) September 14, 2018
One thing that nobody seems to be talking about is the massive river flooding which is going to occur. Much of that will begin Monday – Wednesday of next week, long after the winds are gone…
September 16, 2018
Ok, today I was able to get some great pics off of Facebook and verify they aren’t fake. My only question now is to when I can get back on the island. Unfortunately, Town of Surf City is being totally silent about this other than saying Maybe Wednesday, September 19, 2018. I know a few people who will be taking kayaks to the beach due to the lack of communication.
On to the pics:
If you have any information about what’s going on after Hurricane Florence please comment below!