CARTERET COUNTY: Crystal Coast Towns Updating Conditions

ATLANTIC BEACH

Atlantic Beach says while their initial assessment shows widespread damage throughout the town, it appears all to be minor.

Authorities say power has been restored to most of the town, and the curfew has been lifted.

The town is in the process of clearing debris and anticipates everything operational by 10:00 a.m.


EMERALD ISLE

Emerald Isle reports no significant damage, while power remains out for about half of the town.

The curfew has been lifted and the town says the fireworks show for Friday night is on.

Only two inches of rain fell, so the town says there was no significant flooding issues.

Rip currents are likely, so swimmers are urged to use caution.


PINE KNOLL SHORES

Pine Knoll Shores says their curfew has been lifted and their beach and sound appears to be in "solid shape" for the 4th.

The town says power is out in most of the east end, but crews are working on restoring that power.

Pine Knoll Shores remains under black flag conditions for swimmers.


Carteret County said Hurricane Arthur left thousands without power overnight and into the Fourth of July holiday.

According to emergency managers along the Crystal Coast, no injuries have been reported so far as the storm has passed over the beaches.

Duke Energy reported well over half of their Carteret customers were in the dark. The earliest outage reported around 6:15 Thursday evening.

Alize Proisy reports a tree did fall on a duplex in the seaside town of Beaufort. While no one was hurt, two families did have to move to a shelter because their home was damaged.

Nearly 100 people opted to spend part of the night in the Newport Middle School shelter. The special needs shelter was closed as no visitors checked in.

Spotty flooding is reported along the downeast portion of Carteret County.

At the highest point, Fort Macon reported 101 mile-per-hour winds during the height of the storm.


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Carteret County says it will open up two shelters at noon because of Hurricane Arthur.

A general population shelter is at Newport Middle School, 500 East Chatham Street in Newport, while a special needs shelter is at the Leon Mann Center, 3820 Galantis Drive in Morehead City.

The county opened the shelters for people in flood prone areas and those in vulnerable housing. The Newport shelter is a pet-friendly shelter.

Many areas of Carteret County have enacted curfews.

Morehead City and Beaufort begin their curfew at 11:00 p.m. Bogue Island, with the exception of Emerald Isle is also at 11:00; Emerald Isle's curfew began at 10:00 p.m.


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