Leland issues evacuations, town-wide curfew due to Florence


LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The mayor of Leland has declared a state of emergency for the town.

A mandatory evacuation will be in effect for residents who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas or substandard or mobile homes, beginning at daylight (7 a.m.) Tuesday.  A voluntary evacuation is issued for all other residents. Shelter information will be available online at https://readync.org.

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A town-wide curfew will be in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., starting on Wednesday. The curfew will remain in effect each day thereafter, until such time that the Chief of Police of the Town of Leland lifts the curfew.

According to a news release, effective at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday the possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage, including beer, wine, and spirituous liquor other than on one’s own premises is hereby prohibited.

Effective at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the transportation or possession, or the sale or purchase of any dangerous weapon or substance, while off one’s own premises, is prohibited, the town says.

This restriction does not apply to any individual or group of people who has the responsibility for the preservation of the public’s health, safety, or welfare.

This restriction does not apply to any law enforcement officers, military personnel assigned for hurricane disaster duties, emergency medical personnel, or any other individual or groups of individuals whose job/employment will assist with the public’s health, safety, or welfare (i.e. fuel delivery personnel, utility repair personnel, etc.)