08/3/17

Timeframe for Complete Restoration of Power is 1 – 2 Days


For Immediate Release
August 3, 2017 11:45 a.m.
Contact Dare County Emergency Management 252.475.5655

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) continues working around the clock to restore power to Hatteras Island and as of Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. the timeframe for full restoration of power is 1 – 2 days.

Dare County officials are working closely with CHEC to coordinate the safe return of visitors as soon as possible. For the most up to date information regarding reentry, text “join hatteraspower” to 30890 to receive text message alerts or visit www.darenc.com.

To access information regarding power restoration efforts, visit www.chec.coop/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasElectricCoop/

A mandatory evacuation remains in place for visitors to Hatteras Island. Currently, Essential Personnel (Priority One), Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses (Priority Two), and Non-Resident Property Owners & Non-Resident Employees of Non-Critical Businesses (Priority Three) are allowed access to Hatteras Island with proper reentry credentials. Mandatory power conservation measures remain in effect for those on Hatteras Island.