Onslow County Updates 9-20

Boil Water Advisory: A Precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been issued for residents and businesses off Corbin Street.

A Streets Division crew was working to clear a drainage ditch which was clogged by hurricane debris and accidentally snagged a main line which was more than ten feet deep.

There is no evidence of contamination but State regulations require the precautionary Boil Water Advisory until tests confirm the lack of contamination.

The area affected is along Corbin Street, from Liberty Drive to Northeast Creek Park.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleNC.gov


Traffic Advisory: Motorists are advised to avoid the intersection of NC24, US258 and NC53 (at the end of the Jacksonville Bypass) on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Contractors will rebuild and repair the signal lights and controls at the intersection from 7AM to 5PM Friday. Law enforcement will be on scene to help direct traffic.

To avoid congestion at the site during the emergency repair work, drivers are asked to seek an alternate route.


FYI – FEMA is not in Onslow County yet. We are planning meetings soon to get them set up for the public. There are no FEMA reps going door to door. There may be scammers claiming to be FEMA reps!

CLICK HERE for more info avoiding scammers.

Visit http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov to apply now. Click Find Assistance then answer questions. Click Apply Online to complete the application. To apply by phone call 1-800-621-3362.

Source: Onslow Emergency Services


No school for students Monday, Sept. 24 – Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. All after school activities cancelled during this time. OCS Before and After Care also closed during this time. Unless notified by their supervisor, OCS staff will not work on Sept. 24 – Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

Source: Onslow County Schools


Shelter update! We have 3 shelters open. Dixon Middle School, Swansboro High School and Jacksonville Commons (Pet friendly). For more information about volunteering, please contact the United Way of Onslow at http://uwonslow.org

Source: https://www.facebook.com/OnslowES/


Please watch this short video to find out more about our citizen self assessment damage app. This app helps us determine what damage has happened inside and out to your home and property.

Please watch this short video to find out more about our citizen self assessment damage app. This app helps us determine what damage has happened inside and out to your home and property.http://cisr.onslowcountync.gov

Posted by Onslow County Emergency Services "Official" on Thursday, September 20, 2018


Morning update from Onslow County Government

Posted by Onslow County Government on Thursday, September 20, 2018


NEW ROUTE from the North: I-40 to Exit 373 (N Carolina 24 E; N Carolina 903; Kenansville; Magnolia) to Jacksonville. Thank you North Carolina State Highway Patrol for updating us with this information!


Jacksonville Updates – Source: https://www.jacksonvillenc.gov/830/Hurricane-Florence-Recovery

Report Your Damage – Please take time to fill out the Onslow County Damage Assessment Survey. The more the federal government knows about damage in Jacksonville, the more financial supports we stand to gain. The report does not file a claim to help, but provides an estimate of the damage so that it can be reported to FEMA. That number helps generate support for FEMA operations and funding to our community.

Apply for Home Recovery Aid

FEMA.gov – Individual Assistance for emergency relief, home repair and clean up. You may apply online. They also have an app for you to upload pictures to document damage.

DisasterAssitance.gov – Apply online or call 800 621-3362, TTY 800 462-7585, Video Relay or 711 Callers, use 800 621-3362.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance
The Division of Employment Security has announced that 8 NC counties, including Onslow County have been approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) due to the effects of Hurricane Florence. To read the full release, click here: https://bit.ly/2PER3KO

City Recovery Assistance

Jacksonville City Hall is open to serve our Citizens with normal business hours. Storm damage repair permits and Utilities billing will be among the services offered.

Permits: 910 938-5232
Utilities: 910 938-5248
Transit: 910 938-RIDE
Sanitation: 910 938-5071
Citizen’s Phone Bank: 910 938-5200

Permits for Repairs or Rebuilds
The City of Jacksonville Planning & Permitting Division will waive the cost for permits to repair or rebuild your home due to Hurricane Florence damage. The cost of permits will be waived through November 1, 2018. Although the fee will be waived, contractors will still need a permit to do repairs or rebuilds. Please call Jacksonville Planning & Permitting for more information at 910 938-5232.

Jacksonville Transit
Jacksonville Transit will resume service Wednesday, September 19, 2018 with free service. The routes will be reduced and have fewer buses serving them.| Fares have been waived for the service Wednesday through Friday.

The service will operate 8AM to 8PM. Service will not include the York Street area nor the DSS Drive area. Patrons should consult the Jacksonville Transit TransLoc app or call 938-RIDE for information.

Food Stations & Resources

The American Red Cross will be serving meals this week
Lunch begins at 10:30, Dinner begins at 4:30

Swansboro Library, NC24 E
Richlands Museum, NC24/US258
Sneads Ferry Library, 1330 Hwy 210
Jitterzz Coffee, 1380 Piney Green Rd, Jacksonville
New River Shopping Center by Planet Fitness, 1231 Hargett St, Jacksonville

Onslow Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 600 Court Street, Jacksonville
Monday-Saturday, 11AM-5PM
Sunday, 1-5PM, if needed

Catalyst Church Mobile Kitchen, 1985 Gum Branch Road
Wednesday 11AM-1PM and 5PM-6:30PM
*while supplies last

Stores – We’ve found a few links online of larger Local Food Stores with updates of services in our area: Expect lines and limited supplies of goods as crews continue to work to clear roads to bring in supplies.


Donate Food & Supplies
Onslow Community Outreach Center, 1210 Hargett Street (the old Piggly Wiggly)
Phone: 910 455-5733

Animal Shelter – Prey Wildlife Sanctuary is open for injured animals. they are asking for donates of supplies (newspaper, cheerios, vegetables, greens, towels, nuts and wildlife food.

Gas – For help finding fuel/gas, visit gasbuddy.com or download the app.


Want to Volunteer to help in the recovery process? Visit volunteeronslow.org


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