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Old 09-12-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Hurricane Florence Message 5

September 12, 8:30 AM

Key Points from the latest NWS briefing- Life threatening Storm Surge, potentially life- threatening flooding, damaging hurricane strength winds. This hurricane is life threatening on many levels. Please finalize property preservation activities, monitor newscasts, and adhere to emergency personnel’s directives to evacuate as soon as possible.

The next update will be sent when a significant change in the situation has occurred.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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Hurricane Florence Message 6

September 12, 10:00 AM

A special announcement - Due to the mandatory evacuation that has been issued by the Mayor, and the forecasted impacts related to Hurricane Florence, the Emergency Management team is moving to safer locations. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide residents with updates as the situation evolves via email, phone, and text messages. Unfortunately, if residents have any questions or concerns, after 12 noon today, they will need to contact the team via email only at sjem@atmc.net.

If you have not done so already, finalize your preparations for property preservation. As mentioned in previous blasts, Emergency Management is strongly urging all residents to evacuate to a location that offers greater safety. The projected impacts could preclude any essential services to residents who choose not to evacuate for an unknown period of time.

Once the storm has subsided, Emergency Management will be monitoring conditions via Brunswick County Emergency Services. When it is safe, we will return to the Operations Center, resume phone coverage and continue to communicate conditions to residents.

As a reminder, If you have a true emergency dial 9-1-1.

The next update will depend on any significant changes to the situation.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:38 AM
 
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Hello, first and foremost I hope you all down there are safe.

Been considering SJP for a while now and have been concerned with flood plain maps, etc and for that reason was looking at areas farthest away from the water.

Once this storm is over I would love to get some feedback on how this storm goes, what areas in SJP flooded and which areas did well. Hoping someone can share and again, hoping first and foremost everyone stays safe.

I am from Jersey (of course) and am no stranger to nasty hurricanes, but I am wanting to make an informed decision.

Best of luck all.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:48 AM
 
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Hurricane Florence Message 7

September 13, 10:00 AM

Please remember that it is important to focus on a storm’s impacts, not the category. Even though Hurricane Florence’s intensity has decreased, the life-threatening impacts remain the same.

St. James security remains on duty. If it becomes necessary to dismiss them for their safety, the POA will send an email blast to inform residents.

As a reminder, if you have a true emergency dial 9-1-1.

The next update will depend on any significant changes to the situation.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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POA Hurricane Update for 5PM, September 13

Conditions in St James are beginning to decline. Wind gusts and rain bands are beginning to move through. There is virtually no traffic on the streets, most of which are already covered with a layer of pine straw. Residents who are still here should stay inside.

Final preparations for the storm are in place. Ponds with control structures have been lowered as much as possible to create space for water; major culverts and drainageways have been cleared and potential obstructions have been removed. Personnel worked from Monday morning through today to provide the best possible preparation for this event.

With high winds and rains impending, we have secured the gates and are maintaining a skeleton crew at the Main Gate to answer phones and monitor traffic. Securing the gates involves removing the gate arms, disabling and securing the iron swing gates and shutting down and weatherproofing the Quickpass equipment. This action is necessary to prevent the gates from being torn off their hinges and permanently damaged by the high winds. The gates will be reactivated as soon as possible following the passage of the storm. There will be no Security personnel available through the main part of the storm. The Sheriff’s office has been alerted and is running patrols. As always, please contact 911 in case of an emergency.

Stay safe, all. We look forward to your return if you are away. For the approximately 300 families who have chosen to stay, we look forward to seeing you on the other side of this storm.

St James POA
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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Hurricane Florence Message 8

September 13, 9:15 PM

If you have a true emergency dial 9-1-1.

Please remember to focus on impacts, rather than categories of a storm. Conditions in the area continue to deteriorate. If you elected to remain in the community, now is the time to remain safely in your residence. The NWS is using terms such as Devastating and Catastrophic when describing the storm surge and flooding predicted for this area. At this point, travel is unadvised. If you must travel and encounter water please, “turn around, don’t drown”. Additionally, high winds create pine straw laden roads which can cause serious traction/sliding issues. If in any instance you feel you must travel, all caution should be used.

The Town of St. James security team has been relieved from duty until further notice. An officer from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has been deployed locally to patrol our community for as long as weather permits.

Please remain home and be safe.

The next update will be in the morning.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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Hurricane Florence Message 9

September 14, 9:45 AM

If you have a true emergency dial 9-1-1.

Conditions continue to deteriorate. St. James is experiencing serious wind and rain impacts and will continue to do so for the duration of the storm. Avoid any unnecessary travel. If EMERGENCY travel is necessary use extreme caution. If you encounter water please, “turn around, don’t drown”. Expect power outages. Expect flooding. Expect damaging wind. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office continues to be deployed locally and will recommence patrolling the community when conditions allow.

The Town of St. James Emergency Management team continues to monitor the situation and will provide the best information to residents. Residents are encouraged if possible, to email their questions or concerns to the EM mailbox at sjem@atmc.net

It is each resident’s personal responsibility for life safety. Use common sense. Be smart. Be safe.

These messages will be updated as the situation warrants.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:54 AM
 
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I have been watching the community center weather station and it is reporting almost 15 inches of rain in the past 3 or 4 hours for 20 inches total. That is a LOT of rain in a short period of time.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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How is the wind? I hope you stay safe and sound.
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