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HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Holden Beach has declared a mandatory evacuation. Everyone needs to be off the island by 6 p.m. today, according to a news release from Mayor Alan Holden. The bridge is subject to being closed sooner if winds are sustained at 45 mph or higher.

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A town wide curfew will begin at 8 p.m. A curfew means anyone who stays is required to stay in their home. It also bans all alcohol and weapons.

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The town says it will terminate water and sewer service by mid-afternoon, and that residents should not rely on water and sewer service to be available after noon. Please turn off your water at the property owner’s box if possible.

Check http://hbtownhall.com for further updates.

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