07/28/17

Mandatory Power Conservation Measures for Hatteras Island

For Immediate Release
July 28, 2017 3:38 p.m.
Contact:
Dorothy Hester, PIO
dorothy@darenc.com
252.473.8328 mobile

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) has advised Dare County that mandatory power conservation measures are necessary to meet the essential needs of their customers. In response to this request, Dare County has issued a state of emergency for Hatteras Island requiring all CHEC customers to remove air conditioning systems and hot tub heaters from the power grid by turning off system circuit breakers.

No other mandatory restrictions are in place. All roads and bridges in Dare County remain open and there are no restrictions on travel to and from any areas of Dare County including Hatteras Island and the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras.  The mandatory evacuation order that Hyde County issued yesterday for visitors to Ocracoke Island does not include any areas of Hatteras Island.

There are no concerns about the quality of water that is being provided to the villages of Hatteras Island, however, the Dare County Water Department has issued a water conservation alert for Hatteras Island customers.  All residents and visitors are asked to conserve water as much as possible because the system’s water production capacity is diminished due to the power outage.

To reduce the risk of fire during this power outage, use flashlights or battery-operated lanterns instead of candles. Remember that portable generators should only be used outdoors.

For updates on power outages and rolling blackouts, visit

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative website: http://www.chec.coop/

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasElectricCoop/

Click here to view Power Outage Questions & Answers from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau 

Click here to view the Emergency Declaration.

 

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07/21/17

Tips for Dolphin Watching on Hatteras Island

Dolphin Watching on Hatteras Island

Whether you’re on the comfortable deck of your oceanfront rental, or on the bow of a local tour boat, you’ll discover that there are plenty of opportunities to spot one of Hatteras Islands’ most popular residents – the local dolphins and porpoises. Frequently spotted cruising along the breakers or just off the island’s inlets, these playful and very friendly creatures are a fun surprise encounter during a vacation, and can provide some exciting photos and memories to take back home and share.

So how do you make a dolphin encounter part of your upcoming vacation? While luck plays a major role, there are some tips and tricks for dolphin-loving visitors who want to meet and greet with these friendly Hatteras Island locals.

What to Look for: Dolphins vs. Porpoises

Sometimes those dolphins you see cruising along the ocean or Pamlico Sound waters aren’t dolphins at all – they’re actually porpoises, which also have a large local population within the Outer Banks waters. So how do you tell the difference? Look at the fins!

A porpoise’s fin looks is triangular, while a dolphin fin is curved, or hooked, on the center of its back. If you get close enough, you can also tell by their faces – dolphins tend to have long noses or “beaks” as opposed to a porpoise’s smaller mouth and spade-shaped teeth.

Where to Go: A Dolphin Tour or Your Own Backyard

As interest in the local dolphins has skyrocketed, a number of local inshore and nearshore charter businesses have started to offer special “dolphin tours” which will take visitors out to the inlets, as well as the waters just off the island, in search of these friendly creatures. These tours are a great way to get close to the critters, as they often bump against the boat as a curious greeting, and can be a family-friendly activity that everyone in the party will find simply unforgettable. Try a cruise aboard the Miss Hatteras out of Hatteras Village.

Visitors who want to see the dolphins without any effort other than stepping outside or looking out the window can also consider renting an oceanfront home. Often, dolphins can be spotted just past the breakers on a clear day, and can be especially prevalent in the morning and evening hours when the beaches are uncrowded, and the feeding is at its best. For a chance to spot dozens of dolphins at once, aim for a fall, winter or spring vacation. One of the best surprises of wintertime on Hatteras Island is that the dolphins and porpoises are in full force along the beaches, and it’s not unusual to spot 6, 10, or even a dozen cruising past the beach in a single speedy pack.

What to Do: Appreciate from Afar and Break Out the Camera 

While porpoises can get angry if they feel threatened, dolphins are seemingly curious about the other critters that share their waters. This is why inshore tour companies often have close encounters with the local dolphins, who will circle and cruise around the passengers, providing some excellent photo ops. Keep your distance, and keep your hands to yourself, but be ready to start snapping once the dolphins appear. Gregarious, friendly, and almost always traveling in groups, a pod of dolphins can be one of the best photo ops you’ll find along Hatteras Island.

The best tip for spotting dolphins? Keep your eyes on the water. Because a dolphin or porpoise fin can peek out of the blue horizon at any time – often for just a couple seconds – staying vigilant will go a long way. And after a day of looking, if the only thing you see in the miles of ocean waters are gulls, pelicans, and endless blue terrain, then you can still rest easy knowing that, at the very least, you enjoyed a beautiful day at the beach.

 


05/25/17

Hatteras Island Bars and Nightlife

Turner’s High Moon Bar Handcrafted Cocktail

Bars on Hatteras Island

A good beach bar can set the stage for an unforgettable night on the town in this Southern Outer Banks vacation destination. And despite having a reputation as a refreshingly low-key collection of beach towns, the Hatteras Island nightlife scene is surprisingly varied, unexpected, and always fun.

In the prime summer months when the island is hopping, visitors can expect to find plenty of options to cater to any after-hours cravings. From big name and nationally recognized bands playing at oceanfront venues, to local musicians that have been charming island bar patrons for decades, the combination of great drinks and great music is more or less inherent in this Outer Banks region.

Koru Villages’ Beach Klub

The big bands can be found at the Papawack Theatre at the Koru Villages’ Beach Klub in Avon. This oceanfront venue has been host to a wide array of music, from the Wailers to the renowned beach music stylings of The Embers, and the site continues to draw in big names through local arts and music festivals as well as their regular Thursday night summer performances. In short, if you’re in the mood for a big-name concert that coincides with lots of dancing, ice-cold drinks, and a prime oceanfront view, this is the place to go.

Watermen’s Bar and Grill

With some of the freshest food on the island, you’ll find the casual Watermen’s Bar and Grill right behind REAL Watersports on the sound in Waves. This venue offers spectacular sunsets and great live music. Their Sky Blue Concert series brings local and regional acts Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and during REAL Watersports’ festivals and events you’ll find big name national acts like Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys and Method Man (of the Wu-Tang Clan) and Redman.

Smaller Settings

If you love music but prefer a smaller scene, then you’ll be delighted to discover that Hatteras Island covers this small-scale beach vibe, and covers it well. On any given summer night, multiple restaurants and local bars host talented musicians that specialize in a wide range of styles, while attracting customers through drink specials, limited or no cover fees, and an all-around fun atmosphere.

If you’re brand new to the Hatteras Island bar scene, try Turner’s High Moon in Avon Village. This relatively new establishment has a number of great microbrews on tap and is known for their craft cocktails and regular live music in the summer months. There’s even a shuffleboard table, and ample room for locals and visitors to dance meet and mingle.

If you like a more subdued scene, then head to your favorite local restaurant – like the Froggy Dog, Dinky’s, or Hatteras Sol Waterside Grill – find a prime seat, and settle in for a good time. The bars on Hatteras Island have embraced the latest craft beer craze – as well as somewhat recent ability to serve mixed drinks, courtesy of popular local vote – and as a result, have a fine assortment of adult beverages to whet your whistle.

Find Your Favorite

The Hatteras Island bar scene can be as intimate or as outgoing as you want it to be. With a clever mix of local watering holes, upscale establishments, and please-the-masses venues, you can essentially plan your ideal night out while on a Hatteras Island vacation.

Of course, there’s always your premier vacation home. It’s hard to beat sunset cocktails with panoramic views of the Pamlico Sound, or happy hour at your private tiki bar.


03/16/17

#1 Island in the South – the Outer Banks

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Southern Living magazine asked their audience to choose their favorite island in the south. Their #1 choice? The Outer Banks, of course!

Accessible by car or ferry, but still giving you “a wonderful sense of ‘away'” – an escape to the Outer Banks can’t be beat.

Southern Living  says:

“This narrow spit of sand looks as if it were tugged out into the ocean from North Carolina’s mainland, leaving Pamlico, Currituck, and Roanoke Sounds behind. Rent a house and stay for a week to explore Bodie, Hatteras, and Ocracoke Islands.”

We must say we do agree – find the perfect vacation home for an island escape today!


02/14/17

Top Five Reasons to LOVE Hatteras Island

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Top-rated, Pristine, Uncrowded Beaches

Anyone who has visited falls in love with  the Outer Banks, and anyone who  has discovered Hatteras Island’s beaches has a whole new level of love and appreciation. Hatteras Island consists of 70 miles of national seashore. Comb pristine beaches for an array of unique shells, scan the horizon for a pod of dolphin or take a refreshing dip in the warm, salty waters of the Atlantic. However you choose to enjoy it, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out, take in the beautiful views and breathe the fresh salt air.

7 Unique, Charming Villages

Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras –   each has special activities, restaurants, markets, shops, history and character. Locally-owned restaurants offer unique menus and an inviting atmosphere, no chain restaurants here. From seafood and sandwiches in a casual setting to creative entrees and  southern coastal cuisine served with a smile, village restaurants  won’t disappoint. Whether you’re into fishing, boating, kiteboarding, horseback riding or a spa experience – there’s a village on Hatteras Island that’s waiting to serve you.

Beach Houses

A great majority of  accommodations on Hatteras Island are vacation rental homes. Typically rented by the week, they offer family and friends the fun of living together at the beach in a fully-equipped house! With room to spread out many of these homes offer fun amenities  like hot tubs, private swimming pools, theater rooms, gourmet kitchens and beautifully-appointed great rooms with big flat screen  televisions, gas fireplaces and panoramic ocean, sound  and village views. What’s even better, divided among family members, these amenity-filled homes can be less expensive than an ordinary hotel room.

Dog  Friendly Beaches and Homes

Dogs love to stretch their legs in the sand enjoying walks (and runs) along our miles of coastline. Some dogs even love swimming, in the Atlantic or the calmer waters of the Pamlico Sound. Many local restaurants allow dogs on their patios and porches and there are hundreds of dog-friendly vacation rentals to accommodate your favorite pet!

Family-friendliness

The Outer Banks is consistently lauded as one of America’s top beaches for families. Besides the beach, the ocean, and the shallow warm waters of the Pamlico Sound – there are tons of activities  that make Hatteras Island family-friendly. Weekly events and kids days in season at Kitty Hawk Kites stores,  Luaus at Koru Village, ice cream shops, putt putt golf, arcades and tons fun casual dining spots, families find plenty to do together on vacation. Have fun fishing together at the Rodanthe Pier or  Avon Fishing Pier or take  a stand-up paddleboarding lesson at REAL Watersports.  Vacation rental homes are the perfect place for gathering the whole family together to prepare dinner, play board games, swim in your private pool, have fun in the game room or watch a family movie on the big screen in a real  theater room.

What are you waiting for? Check out our  selection of 440  premier vacation rental homes and start counting down to a vacation your whole family is sure to LOVE!


11/14/16

Hatteras Island is Becoming a Popular Wellness Destination

Hatteras Yoga, Warrior Two at Sunrise - photograph by Daniel Pullen

Hatteras Yoga, Warrior Two at Sunrise – photograph by Daniel Pullen

A healing seashore atmosphere, two new yoga studios, professional massage therapists, and fresh local food markets in most of its seven villages are allowing vacationing guests to escape the hustle and bustle of their urban and suburban lives and nourish their mind and body on island time. “The island has a very calm, relaxed energy. Our clean air and water, bright, starry skies and vibrant sunsets set us apart from other commercial wellness resorts.” explains Cena Jennette, who returned to her native Hatteras to raise a family after years living, and teaching yoga in cities all over the East Coast and California. She opened Hatteras Yoga Studio in 2015 and has been overwhelmed by support from both the local yoga community and visiting yogis from all over the world. Vacationers don’t just stumble upon the studio while they’re here; they get away with the intention of practicing; bringing with them their favorite yoga mats, open minds and infectious energy. The influx of health-focused visitors allows for international guest instructors at the studio, who in-turn energize the local community. One of Hatteras Yoga’s most popular offerings is private yoga sessions on the beach or in a guest’s private vacation home. “They’re a great way to celebrate upcoming weddings, milestone birthdays or to just spend time really connecting with loved ones in a peaceful place.”, said Jennette.

Hatteras Saltworks

Another newly forged business on the island, Hatteras Saltworks, creates local sea salt by gathering clean, nutrient-dense sea water at the intersection of the Labrador and Gulf Stream currents just offshore. While most sea salt manufacturers bake or boil their water, Hatteras Saltworks’ unique solar evaporation technique may take over 45 days, but it allows for optimal nutrient retention. The result is a soft, flakey product. “Clean air, solitude, salt water everywhere — and a natural beauty that can only be found on an isolated sand bar…” are all reasons to appreciate life on Hatteras Island, according to Hatteras Saltworks co-owner and operator Brian McMahon.

There’s something nourishing about eating food raised in the wild, and local seafood markets are the place to get just that. A true family affair, Harbor House Seafood Market in Hatteras is run by Vicki Harrison and her husband Robert. Their passion for seafood and the culinary arts is evidenced in the carefully prepared meals and sides you can purchase alongside the local fresh-caught seafood in their market. Their children Graham and Alana both work in the market preparing food, helping customers and fishing inshore and offshore to provide the store’s inventory. If you don’t know how to cook something, don’t worry, just ask Vicki. She will describe preparation in such mouth-watering detail, you’ll rush out with your stomach rumbling (if that hasn’t already happened from the rich smell of crab cakes cooking when you walk in the door).

A week-long stay in a premier vacation home offers access to amenities like hot tubs, private swimming pools, saunas, and outdoor gathering spaces for taking in the sea air, sunrises and sunsets. Surf or Sound Realty has the largest number of oceanfront homes on Hatteras Island and has been providing premier vacation homes for wellness-seeking vacationers since 1978.


10/13/16

Dare County Emergency Management Bulletin – Unrestricted Access to All Areas of the County by Saturday; Recovery Efforts Continue

October 13, 2016 4:00 p.m.  

There is currently unrestricted access to all areas of Dare County north of Oregon Inlet and for the Hatteras Island villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, and Buxton. Beginning Friday, October 14 at 7 a.m. access restrictions will be lifted for Frisco. Beginning Saturday, October 15 at 7 a.m. access restrictions will be lifted for all areas of Dare County, including Hatteras Village.

It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some properties were impacted and require repairs.  Also, please be mindful that many residents and businesses of the island have suffered significant impacts and are in the process of recovering so your patience and understanding is truly appreciated.

For updated information regarding access to Ocracoke Island, visit hydecountync.gov.

National Park Service

The National Park Service reports that the Frisco Campground will open at  7:00 am  on  Friday, October 14, 2016.

Dare County Schools

Cape Hatteras Schools only will operate on a 2-hour delay on  Friday, October 14.

Dominion North Carolina Power

Dominion North Carolina Power continues to work on restoration of power in the area.   Dare County had 24,750 customers affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Dominion territory.  We still have 117 customers out.   Some of these are in areas that are still flooded and we are unable to restore service at this time.   We will communicate with those customers that are in areas waiting for the water to recede.   Thank you for your patience in this trying time.

Town of Southern Shores

The projected start date for the Town’s FEMA debris collection contractor is Monday, October 24th. Property owners with debris generated as a direct result of Hurricane Matthew should place the debris in the right-of-way of a public street closest to the point of generation. To the extent possible, keep debris off the pavement and on the shoulder of the public street. As this is a FEMA regulated pick-up, debris may not be picked up from a private street, lane, or parking lot. Storm-generated debris from any property located on a private street must be transported to the right-of-way of a public street to guarantee pick-up. This applies to private streets, lanes, and parking lots owned by a homeowners association.

Debris must be placed in  separate  piles according to type:

  • Vegetative debris (consists of tree parts, limbs, branches, leaves, etc.) DO NOT BAG LEAVES
  • Construction and Demolition debris (consist of shingles, siding, boards, wallboard, destroyed/flooded furniture, etc.)
  • White goods (destroyed/flooded appliances)

Town, County, and State officials continue to be aware of the flooded streets, including NC Highway 12,   in Southern Shores, as well as flooded streets and roads in all parts of Dare County and other Towns. Due to high rain fall and high water table at the time of the storm, the large areas of standing water will most likely continue to slowly recede and dissipate. Caution and slow speed is urged when driving through standing water.

The Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) rule 7H.2500 emergency permit has been activated for replacement of structures in the estuarine system (piers, bulkheads, etc), reconstruction of dune systems, and maintenance dredging within man-made canals/ditches filled in by Hurricane Matthew. Emergency permits may only be issued by the NC Division of Coastal Management Office in Elizabeth City by contacting  252-264-3901.

If a structure is considered imminently threatened, a property owner may obtain an exemption approval for beach bulldozing or importing sand from the Town’s Local Permit Officer (LPO),  (252) 261-2394, ext. 4)

Rescheduled Flu Clinic

The Flu Clinic that was canceled at the Baum Center on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 has been rescheduled for  Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM.

Notice to Private Well Owners in Dare County

If flooding has occurred around your well, Dare County Department of Health & Human Services recommends that you have your water tested. Until tests on samples indicate water is safe, please use the following precautions:

  • Boil water for at least five minutes at a full rolling boil before drinking, cooking, making ice or using for hygiene purposes (such as bathing, brushing teeth, etc).
  • Infants under six months and pregnant women should not drink boiled water, because boiled water could concentrate harmful nitrates. It is recommended these individuals drink bottled water, if unavailable, boiled water is preferred over untreated drinking water sources.

Continue these precautions until results on samples taken  since the flooding show the water is safe. Private well users should contact the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Public Health Division for more information at  252.475.5003  or  252.475.5080.

Debris Collection for Unincorporated Areas of Dare County

Dare County Emergency Management and Public Works are working with contractors to establish the schedule for storm debris collection and prioritizing debris removal based on areas that can be safely accessed. A schedule for debris removal will be announced as soon as available.

For now, residents of impacted areas that can safely do so, are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way.   The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the easement, ditch, utility pole or sidewalk. Residents should separate the debris as follows:

  • VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures such lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures)
  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • WHITE GOODS (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
  • ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)

Only loose debris will be collected, bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way.

Do not place debris near a water meter vault, fire hydrant or any other above-ground utility. Only debris placed on the public right-of-way will be eligible for collection until further notice.

The County contractors will make multiple passes through the impacted areas.   If residents cannot safely set out debris at this time, or if contractors cannot safely enter impacted areas, additional debris removal passes will be scheduled. The County urges all residents to make personal safety a top priority, and only set out debris if it is safe to do so at this time.

FEMA Information

Dare County is working with the State of North Carolina to provide information to ensure that everything is in place to pursue FEMA disaster assistance for individuals who have suffered loss. Even though eligibility for individual assistance has not been determined for Dare County, you may go ahead and complete a FEMA application to speed up the process once eligibility for assistance is determined.   For information on FEMA programs and to apply online visithttps://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Documentation for Past Travel Restrictions

Visitors to Dare County and the Currituck Outer Banks requesting documentation of past travel restrictions for insurance purposes may visit  www.darenc.com/hurricanematthew  to download necessary documents. Documents will be updated as travel restrictions are lifted.

Updated Information

Bulletins will continue to be issued as needed by Dare County Emergency Management. From this point forward, each of the agencies participating in the Joint Information Center will release their information independently.

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10/13/16

Dare County Emergency Management Bulletin – Updated Entry Information for Hatteras Island

Bulletin #15
October 13, 2016 9:45 a.m.

Access to Hatteras Island

The Dare County Control Group met Thursday morning and has established the following entry guidelines for the southernmost villages of Hatteras Island —

  • Frisco — Visitors will be allowed access to the village of Frisco beginning 7 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016.
  • Hatteras Village — Visitors will be allowed access to Hatteras Village beginning 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Visitors were allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and most areas of Buxton beginning 7 a.m. this morning.

It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some properties were impacted and require repairs.  Also, please be mindful that many residents and businesses of the island have suffered significant impacts and are in the process of recovering so your patience and understanding is truly appreciated.

For updated information regarding access to Ocracoke Island, visit hydecountync.gov.

Debris Collection

Details regarding storm debris removal will be announced as soon as available. Dare County Emergency Management and Public Works are working with contractors to establish the guidelines and schedule.

Damage Assessments

Initial damage assessments indicate that approximately 4,000 properties throughout Dare County were impacted by the storm with an estimated $40 million in damages. These numbers will likely increase as damage assessment teams continue working in the field.

FEMA Information

Dare County is working with the State of North Carolina to provide information to ensure that everything is in place to pursue FEMA disaster assistance for individuals who have suffered loss. Even though eligibility for individual assistance has not been determined for Dare County, you may go ahead and complete a FEMA application to speed up the process once eligibility for assistance is determined.   For information on FEMA programs and to apply online visithttps://www.disasterassistance.gov/

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10/12/16

Dare County Emergency Management Bulletin – Updated Entry Information for Hatteras Island

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Bulletin #13
October 12, 2016 10:30 a.m.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has worked diligently to clear sand and water from NC Highway 12 on Hatteras Island and has indicated that conditions will soon allow for safe travel.

All Hatteras Island volunteer fire departments and emergency service personnel are working closely with Dare County Emergency Management to ensure that the necessary resources and infrastructure are in place in preparation for the arrival of visitors.

Based on current conditions, the Dare County Control Group has determined that visitors will be allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Previous restrictions remain in place for areas south of   Buxton Back Road and NC 12 (NC SR 1232 at Cape Hatteras Secondary School), including the villages of Frisco and Hatteras Village. Residents, non-resident property owners and non-resident employees of businesses with proper reentry passes will be allowed access.

It is important for visitors coming to unrestricted villages check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some properties were impacted and require repairs. Please be mindful that many residents and businesses of the island have suffered significant impacts and are in the process of recovering so your patience and understanding is truly appreciated.

Once the ferries from Hatteras Village to Ocracoke Island are operational, Hyde County officials have indicated there will be restricted access to Ocracoke Island. There will be no access for visitors to Ocracoke Island until further notice from Hyde County officials. Only those with proper identification as outlined by Hyde County will be allowed access to the ferry dock once ferries are up and running.

Please keep in mind that there is still sand and water on roadways and motorists should proceed with caution. Go slowly through standing water because creating wake will cause damage to vehicles and nearby properties.

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10/11/16

Dare County Emergency Management Bulletin – Restrictions Continue on Hatteras Island; Visitor Access is Open For Areas of Dare County North of Oregon Inlet

October 11, 2016 9:30  a.m.

The Dare County Control Group met this morning and has lifted all restrictions for areas of   Dare County north of Oregon Inlet, effective immediately. Restrictions remain in place for Hatteras Island.

Access North of Oregon Inlet

There are no restrictions currently in place for areas north of Oregon Inlet (Duck, Southern Shores, Martins Point, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island, and the Dare County mainland).

It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some homes were impacted and require repairs. There are also some areas still without power.

Please proceed with extreme caution in areas where there is sand, standing water on roadways and emergency crews are working. At the current time, crews are actively working on the causeway between Roanoke Island and Nags Head and on Dogwood Trail in Southern Shores.

Again, it is important to drive slowly through standing water because creating wake will   cause damage to vehicles and nearby properties. Power crews and NCDOT staff will be on   roadways working diligently to restore power and clear roads so please be courteous and patient to ensure their safety.

Restricted Access Remains for All Areas of Hatteras Island

Due to conditions that continue to exist on Hatteras Island, Priority Three Entry remains in effect for all areas of Hatteras Island. Access is limited to residents, non-resident property owners and non-resident employees of businesses with proper reentry passes.

Dare County Emergency Management and local officials will continue to monitor conditions on NC Highway 12 to determine when it is safe to allow entry for visitors. NCDOT crews are working to clear sand and water in the area between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe. There are significant impacts in the villages of Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village that are also being addressed.

  

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