City of Southport Updates Curfew, Closes Waterfront

Fire Chief Charles A Drew
Incident Commander
Emergency Operations Center
City of Southport

August 5, 2020, 6:00 pm – The City of Southport remains under a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Isaias. Much progress has been made today with damage assessments, road clearing, electric restorations, and securing damages to our infrastructure. The Waterfront from Atlantic and Bay to the Southport Marina remain closed, this includes Bay Street, Brunswick Street, Yacht Basin Drive, and Short Street. This is due to extensive damages. Citizens living and workers/employees in this area are permitted. There are 291 Electric customers without power, crews are still working to restore, and we remain hopeful.

Citizens are urged to clear their yards of debris and separate it at the curb to be picked up later.
The Emergency Operations Center remains staffed, and citizens may call with questions or concerns at 910-457-7915.
August 5, 2020, 11:00 am – The City of Southport continues to be under a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Isaias.  The curfew will be discontinued at 12 noon today, August 05, 2020.  The Waterfront area to include, East Bay Street and Atlantic Avenue through Bay Street, Brunswick Street, Yacht Basin Drive, and Short Street to the Southport Marina remains closed until further notice.  The Waterfront area suffered infrastructure damages, and is not safe or secure.  For your safety, please respect the barricades.

Debris removal is being coordinated by our Public Works Department.  Residents are encouraged to place separated yard debris at the curbside for pick up at a later time.  Waste Industries will be picking up regular garbage on this Saturday, August 08, 2020.

Electric Crews are working to restore power to our customers.  The main feeder line was restored yesterday.  The crews are working by circuit in the city.  There is significant damages to different circuits and they have crews working on each circuit to restore power.  The city is hopeful that more customers will be restored through out the day.  A charging station for phones, and other electronic devices can be brought to the lobby of Fire Headquarters at 1011 North Howe Street to be charged.

The Southport Emergency Operations Center continues to be staffed by personnel fielding questions and assisting our citizens.  If you have issues, concerns, or questions feel free to call 910-457-7915.  Please stay safe and be patient.