Leland Issues State of Emergency

As southeast North Carolina braces for potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian later this week, Leland Mayor Brenda Bozeman has declared a Town-wide state of emergency effective immediately.

Although the forecast could change significantly throughout the week, the current projected path for Dorian shows it hitting near or along the southeastern coastline as a Category 2 late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. As part of the declaration, a voluntary evacuation has been issued. Residents can determine their flood risk through the FEMA Flood Map Service Center, msc.fema.gov/portal/home.

Leland Town Hall will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Leland Cultural Arts Center will be close at 9 p.m. tonight (Tuesday). Storm updates, including the reopening of Town facilities, will be posted as they are available on the Town of Leland’s website and Facebook page, as well as on Twitter (@Townofleland) and NextDoor.

For questions related to the state of emergency and/or voluntary evacuation declarations, please contact Sabrena Reinhardt, Leland Town Clerk, (910) 332-4297 or sreinhardt@townofleland.com, or Hilary Snow, Leland Communications Officer, (910) 508-3531 or hsnow@townofleland.com.