Hurricane Earl Taking It Easy on Pleasure Island

New Hanover County Public Information Officer, Mark Boyer, confirms that Hurricane Earl currently poses little threat to New Hanover County, including Pleasure Island.  Freeman Park will remain closed (See: Freeman Park Closing in Anticipation of Hurricane Earl) throughout Thursday night, 9/2 and New Hanover County officials are taking some protective actions.  However, according to Boyer: 
The latest information from the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington shows the immediate area feeling minor effects from this powerful storm.  The New Hanover County coast is expected to feel winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts to 45 mph sometime later this afternoon or early evening.  Rainfall is expected to be a quarter inch to one inch in the Wilmington area. Hot weather is expected to greet residents and visitors on Friday and slightly cooler, sunny weather is forecast for the Labor Day weekend.
 You can read the full public service announcement at www.nhcgov.com.

We hope this information is helpful as you prepare for the Labor Day Holiday!

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