Wrightsville Beach: one week after Hurricane Florence

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Wrightsville Beach residents working towards a normal life after Hurricane Florence makes landfall on the beach town. (source: WECT)

Exactly 7 days ago today, Hurricane Florence hit the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The storm made landfall on Wrightsville Beach just after 7 a.m. on September 14.

The beach town has come a long way since then.

As of Friday morning, the town has almost all power restored. According to the Duke Energy outage map, less than 50 customers are still without power. The town rescinded the curfew for all residents yesterday. Officials also began allowing visitors, along with residents, back on the island. Residents were allowed back in the town Tuesday.

Wrightsville Beach is still under a boil water advisory and officials ask residents to conserve water as they work to bring water and sewer infrastructure back to normal operations. No word on when the boil water advisory will be lifted.

According to their facebook page, Wrightsville Beach Police say they are still patrolling the town to prevent crime as many residents and business owners may still be evacuated and have left their property unattended.

The town did undergo damage. A lot of it has been repaired and cleaned up. The Surfrider Foundation Cape Fear Chapter is holding a beach sweep tomorrow morning on Wrightsville Beach to help clear the beach of any debris and trash left thanks to Hurricane Florence. You can find more details on that event right now on Facebook.

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