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Brunswick County Warns of Scammers

BOLIVIA — Officials here are warning coastal residents to be wary of people showing up with offers to cut trees or do repair work at homes.

Brunswick County officials said to make sure you know who you are hiring, work with local companies you trust, or check credentials and confirm that anyone you hire has insurance. If someone is harassing you or will not leave your property, call 911.

“There are many scammers showing up in Brunswick County right now. It is better to wait and deal with someone you know who has verifiable credentials than someone who has just shown up with no credentials or insurance,” county officials announced.

Food, Water Distribution

Brunswick Family Assistance will be distributing food, water and other supplies, such as diapers, pet food, toiletries, at two locations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, or while supplies last.

Distribution locations will be at Belville Town Hall, 63 River Road SE, and The Office Wine and Coffee Bar, 3280 George II Highway, Southport.

Anyone in need of emergency supplies should come to the distribution sites during this time. Any questions should be directed to the Brunswick Family Assistance’s Shallotte office at 910-754-4766.

Food and water are to be available for distribution from 11 am. To 5 p.m. Thursday at the following locations:

  • Spring Lake Park, 210 Pine Road in Boiling Spring Lakes.
  • Northwest District Park, 1937 Andrew Jackson Highway NE in Leland.
  • South Brunswick Middle School, 100 Cougar Drive, Boiling Spring Lakes.
  • Town Creek Park, 6420 Ocean Highway East in Winnabow.

 

County officials said they will not have tarps at any distribution sites or at the Emergency Operations Center.

Utilities Work

Brunswick County Public Utilities is still working to restore water to some customers in southeastern Brunswick County.

A part has been shipped from Texas needed to help restore water to customers affected by breaks south of Long Beach Road and Dutchman Creek areas. Officials are hopeful the part will arrive later Wednesday. As soon as it does, crews will start working to make repairs. The areas south of Long Beach Road, Dutchman Creek and River Mist will be out of water service until those repairs can be made.

Customers may continue to experience fluctuations in pressure while water service is restored to these areas. Water is being processed and chlorinated at the 211 plant. Until the plant can fully return to normal operation, the water may appear discolored due to a slightly elevated level of iron. Customers may also notice a stronger chlorine taste and odor.

Customers should be aware the area remains under a low pressure advisory. Customers should follow the recommended precautions contained in that advisory until the advisory is lifted, namely, boiling all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) for at least one minute or using bottled water.

Customers should conserve water by not washing cars, irrigating lawns or landscaping, or similar uses.

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