Holly Ridge has announced a curfew from 7 p.m. Thursday through 7 a.m. Sunday.


Jacksonville and Swansboro have announced curfews for their areas.

Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips, on a live video for the City of Jacksonville Facebook page, thanked those who evacuated the city and said though safety is a concern, the city has had no major issues as of yet.

For those who chose to remain behind, Phillips said it’s now time to stay there.

“This is the time to shelter in place. It is now too late for safe evacuation,” Phillips said.

A curfew is being enacted for Jacksonville from 7 p.m. tonight to 7 a.m. Sunday, Phillips said. The curfew is mandatory.

“This is not the time to be riding around,” he added.

Outdoors will be hazardous from the storm, and once the winds get over 50 mph – which Phillips said is expected around 7 p.m. tonight – no emergency vehicles will be dispatched.

Phillips said the curfew will continue once Hurricane Florence leaves the area in order to allow city crews to do their jobs.

Phillips asked anyone with concerns to call the citizen phone bank at 910-938-5200.

The Town of Swansboro announced a curfew for the area for the same time period, from 7 p.m. tonight to 7 a.m. Sunday.

This decision was made due to hurricane conditions as well as a “general lack of electric power in the area,” according to a Facebook post from the town.

“The curfew restricts the public appearance of any person other than law enforcement and emergency service personnel within the geographical boundaries of Swansboro except Highway 24,” the town wrote.