Ocean Isle Beach declares state of emergency and voluntary evacuation

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Ocean Isle Beach has declared a state of emergency and a voluntary evacuation effective Tuesday morning in advance of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival.

In the event that the tract of Hurricane Dorian shifts or conditions intensify, then a mandatory evacuation may be required.

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The Odell Williamson Bridge will be closed to traffic should sustained wind speeds reach 50mph or greater. The bridge would reopen when conditions subside and passage is deemed safe.