Hurricane Update

Follow the path of Hurricane Isaias HERE.

Monday, August 3, 2020:

For the North Topsail Beach area the closest shelter will be the Dixon Middle School in Sneads Ferry. They plan to open this shelter tonight at 6:00PM. They suggest that anyone wishing to utilize the shelter eat dinner before coming as no food service will be available. They also require you bring a mask, hand sanitizer, your own bedding, and snacks.

The shelter will close at 12:00PM (noon) on Tuesday. At this time no evacuations or curfews are anticipated in any county municipality.

*A CURFEW is enacted for the island portion of Surf City from 8pm, Monday, August 3rd until 7am, August 4th

* No curfew for the mainland portion of Surf City.

* Residents are restricted within the boundaries of their property lines during curfew hours.

At this time, Hurricane Isaias is anticipated to reach our area sometime this evening, Monday August 3rd. There are currently no evacuation orders for the island, however, please understand that the towns will close both bridges once sustained winds reach 45 mph for the safety of travelers.

Please let us know if you plan to leave as soon as possible so we can help secure any outdoor items before winds arrive this afternoon. We will be calling you this morning to see if you have a plan in place.

In an effort to be as prepared as possible, we have compiled a list of things to as well as important phone numbers to call in the event of an emergency.

Due to the upcoming inclement weather conditions, we are asking all guests to comply with the following requests to ensure the safest stay possible:

  • Bring in light weight outdoor furniture.
  • Flip over heavier outdoor furniture and move it closer to the property. *Call us if you need assistance with this: 910-329-9800 or 910-327-2050*
  • Lay trash/recycling cans down on their side and move close to the property OR place them inside of the outdoor shower (if available).
  • Secure anything else that may be affected by high winds or gusts (e.: potted plants, umbrellas, children’s’ toys, grills, etc).
  • Ensure all doors and windows are secured (shut and locked).
  • If you need assistance with any of these items or plan to vacate the home prior to securing, please contact our office at either 910-329-9800 or 910-327-2050 so we can send someone to help secure the home.


*General safety measures:

  • BOTH bridges to Topsail Island will be CLOSED once we reach 45 mph sustained winds. You will not be able to drive over the bridge from either direction once winds reach this level for the safety of travelers. As winds slow down, the bridges will open back up.
  • Make sure you have necessary supplies in the event the power goes out. Great tips for what to have on hand: https://www.readync.org/plan-and-prepare/get-kit
  • Do not attempt to drive through flooded roads. Many of the roads on the island are lower than sea level and will flood in a normal rainstorm. Please do not endanger yourself and others by driving through these areas.
  • Be mindful that there will be very strong rip currents before, during, and after the storm passes our area. Swim with extreme caution.
  • If you experience an issue at your property (flooding/damage), you can call our After Hours Rentals Emergency phone at (910) 367-8926 (or if it can wait until the following morning, call our office) and we will do our best to assist you. Please be aware that it may be difficult for us to assist you during the storm, but we will schedule repairs at the earliest possible time. Any other emergency situations, please call 911 immediately.
  • If there is a Mandatory Evacuation put in place, you MUST vacate the premises. We will notify you if this occurs via email or phone. You can also keep up with those updates on the local town Facebook pages: Town of North Topsail BeachTown of Surf City, and Town of Topsail Beach


For more information regarding the upcoming storm or more preparations to take, please visit the following websites:

      www.nhc.noaa.gov      www.ReadyNC.org

We will be in contact with you as details change. Stay indoors and stay safe!

Friday, July 31, 2020:

Access Realty is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Isaias, closely. We will update everyone with our plan of action, as we know more.

If you purchased Travel Insurance, and there is a mandatory evacuation put in place, you can reach out to CSA to file a claim. If you did not purchase the Travel Insurance, we will evaluate and update guests as soon as information is available from our homeowners.

Your safety is one of our top priorities here at Access Realty. For more hurricane safety information, visit the following pages:

National Hurricane Center – Track storms in the Atlantic and get up-to-date information on current and future storms.

Ready.gov – Find hurricane kit checklists and helpful information to prepare you in the event of a storm.


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