09/11/19

Unrestricted Access to All Areas of Dare County Begins Thursday at Noon

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For Immediate Release

September 9, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #16

Unrestricted Access to All Areas of Dare County Begins Thursday at Noon

There is currently unrestricted access north of Oregon Inlet, including the Towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Roanoke Island, Colington and mainland Dare. On Hatteras Island, there is unrestricted access to the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, and the northern areas of Buxton.

Unrestricted access to the villages of Frisco and Hatteras Village will begin at noon on Thursday, September 12. 

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.

NOTE: Some homes and businesses on Hatteras Island suffered significant impacts and they are in the process of recovering; your patience and understanding are truly appreciated.

Storm Debris
Dare County Public Works staff will begin debris removal on Monday, September 16 inside the gate at Colington Harbor. Homeowners in these areas are asked to place all debris in right-of-way by 6 a.m. Monday morning as the County only has resources available to make one pass through each neighborhood. Upon completion of debris removal in Colington Harbor, staff will begin working in Martin’s Point. Storm debris removal in Martin’s Point is anticipated to begin Thursday, September 19 but this date is subject to change. A schedule for other areas of unincorporated Dare County will be released as soon as details are finalized.

Storm related debris should be placed into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto the right-of-way at least 30 feet from fire hydrants.

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) DO NOT BAG!
  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, concrete, shingles, etc.)
  • Metal (appliances)
  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc.)

Large items such as cars, boats, trailers, and campers will be not be accepted and must be disposed of by the owner.

National Park Service, Outer Banks Group 

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial are open.

Please check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore website, Facebook page or Twitter to find out what areas are open to visitors.


09/9/19

Updated Reentry Guidelines for Hatteras Island

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For Immediate Release

September 9, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #14

Updated Reentry Guidelines for Hatteras Island

Unrestricted access to the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo on Hatteras Island will begin at noon, Tuesday, September 10. Sand and water remain on many Hatteras Island roadways. Drive slowly and proceed with caution.

Unrestricted access to the village of Avon and northern areas of Buxton will begin at noon, Wednesday, September 11.  Priority Three will 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. Visitors will not be allowed past the checkpoint at Cape Hatteras Secondary School.

Visitors are asked to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area.

The Dare County Control Group will continue meeting to determine reentry guidelines for the villages of Frisco and Hatteras. Updates will be distributed via the County’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com/reentry for additional reentry details.

There is unrestricted access to areas north of Oregon Inlet. This includes Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Roanoke Island, Colington Island, Martin’s Point, and the Dare mainland. Visitors are asked to check with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area to ensure the availability of their rental property.

Trash Collection and Storm Debris

Dare County trash collection resumed Monday, September 9. Not all areas are accessible for trash trucks, but every effort is being made to pick up trash.

Details have not been finalized for debris pickup, please continue piling storm related debris into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto the right-of-way at least 30 feet from fire hydrants. Visit www.darenc.com/hurricanedorian for information on how to separate debris and updates as details are finalized.

Additional Tetanus Vaccine Clinics on Hatteras Island Thursday & Friday

Tetanus vaccinations will be available on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Frisco Fire Department and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Avon Fire Department. Tetanus vaccinations will be available at the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. For more information, please call Dare County Department of Health & Human Services at 252.475.5003.

Dare County Schools

Due to flooding concerns resulting from today’s storms, Cape Hatteras Elementary School and Cape Hatteras Secondary School will be closed for all students and staff on Tuesday, September 10. All other Dare County Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, September 10. Should road conditions worsen overnight and the need to close schools arises, a decision will be made by 7:30 am on Tuesday.

National Park Service, Outer Banks Group 

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will re-open to visitors at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10.  All park areas will re-open except trails. Due to continued work on fallen tree and debris removal all trails will remain closed until further notice.

Wright Brothers National Memorial will re-open to visitors at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 10.  All park areas will be open to visitors, including Wright Brothers airstrip for visiting aircraft.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Visitor facilities and services north of Oregon Inlet will reopen on Tuesday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m. as follows:

  • Bodie Island Visitor Center will be open, which includes the Off Road Vehicle permit office
  • Bodie Island Lighthouse will be closed for climbing
  • Oregon Inlet Campground will be open for camping
  • Off Road Vehicle Ramps 2 & 4 will be open

Visitor facilities and areas south of Oregon Inlet will remain closed to the general public except for those persons allowed access under the Dare County reentry permit process Priority #3.

Disaster Relief Information 

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coordinating all monetary donations, which are the greatest help to those in need. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of all donations will be used to directly assist individuals and families in need. Donations can be made online at www.obcf.org/disaster or www.obxdisaster.org.

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09/8/19

Unrestricted Access to Villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo Effective Noon, Tuesday, September 10

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For Immediate Release

September 8, 2019, 6:20 p.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #13

Unrestricted Access to Villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo Effective Noon, Tuesday, September 10

As of Sunday evening, September 8, Priority Three reentry remains in effect for areas south of Oregon Inlet (Hatteras Island). Priority Three includes non-resident property owners and employees of non-critical businesses with proper passes and identification. Visitors are not allowed at this time. The County’s online reentry permitting system and detailed information about the staged reentry process is available at www.darenc.com/reentry. Sand and water remain on many Hatteras Island roadways. Drive slowly and proceed with caution.

Unrestricted access to the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo on Hatteras Island will begin at noon, Tuesday, September 10. Visitors are asked to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area.

The Dare County Control Group will meet Monday evening to determine any changes to reentry guidelines for southern Hatteras Island, including the villages of Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras. Residents, businesses and property owners are in the initial stages of recovery as they work to assess damage, make needed repairs to their homes and businesses to support the return of visitors. Updates will be distributed via the County’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information. The next update will be provided no later than 8 p.m. on Monday, September 9.

There is unrestricted access to areas north of Oregon Inlet. This includes Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Roanoke Island, Colington Island, Martin’s Point, and the Dare mainland. Visitors are asked to check with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area to ensure the availability of their rental property.

Tetanus Vaccine Clinics offered on Hatteras Island Monday 
Tetanus vaccinations will be available on Monday, September 9 from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Hatteras Village Fire Department and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Frisco Campus. For more information, please call Dare County Department of Health & Human Services on Monday at 252.475.5003.

Hatteras Island Mobile Food Kitchens
The Salvation Army will provide three meals a day beginning Sunday, September 8 at two locations on Hatteras Island, the Old PNC Bank in Buxton and Frisco Fire Department. Meal times are 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, 12:00 p.m. for lunch, and 6:00 p.m. for dinner.

Disaster Assistance
Please contact the Department of Health and Human Services at 252.475.4196 if you or someone you know needs assistance. In areas of the County most impacted by the storm, relief workers will be in the field knocking on doors.

Disaster Relief Information 
The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coordinating all monetary donations, which are the greatest help to those in need. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of all donations will be used to directly assist individuals and families in need. Donations can be made online at www.obcf.org/disaster or www.obxdisaster.org.

Dare County & Town Offices
Dare County Offices will open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, September 9. Town offices will operate under normal business hours on Monday, September 9.
The Dare County Clerk of Superior Courts Office will be operating on a normal work schedule effective Monday September 9. All Court scheduled will operate on a normal schedule.

Dare County Parks and Recreation
All programs at the Fessenden Center in Buxton are canceled through Friday, September 13. Parks & Recreation on the Northern Beaches and Roanoke Island/Mainland will be open until 5:00 p.m. Monday but all programs scheduled for Monday are canceled. The Dare County Center and Baum Center will operate on a regular schedule.

Elections
The election for the 3rd Congressional District will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, September 10. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Trash Collection and Storm Debris
Dare County trash collection will resume on the regular schedule beginning Monday, September 9. Not all areas are accessible for trash trucks, but every effort will be made to pick up trash.

Details have not been finalized for debris pickup but as the recovery process begins, please begin piling storm related debris into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto the right-of-way at least 30 feet from fire hydrants. Visit www.darenc.com/hurricanedorian for information on how to separate debris and updates as details are finalized.

National Park Service, Outer Banks Group 
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers National Memorial remain closed to all public use. All trails are closed. Do not use any park trails until they can be cleared of all downed trees. Additional resources from the National Park Service begin to arrive today to aid in damage assessments and mitigating immediate risks to life safety.

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09/8/19

For Hatteras Island, Priority Three reentry becomes effective on Sunday, September 8 at 12 noon. Areas north of Oregon Inlet will have unrestricted access beginning Sunday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m.

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For Immediate Release

September 8, 2019, 6:00 a.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #12

For Hatteras Island, Priority Three reentry becomes effective on Sunday, September 8 at 12 noon. Areas north of Oregon Inlet will have unrestricted access beginning Sunday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m.

For areas south of Oregon Inlet (Hatteras Island), Priority Three reentry becomes effective on Sunday, September 8 at 12 noon. Priority Three includes non-resident property owners and employees of non-critical businesses. Non-resident property owners must have a valid reentry permit and matching current government-issued ID OR a current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government-issued ID. Non-resident employees of non-critical businesses must have a valid reentry permit with matching current government-issued ID. The County’s online reentry permitting system and detailed information about the staged reentry process is available at www.darenc.com/reentry. Sand and water remain on many Hatteras Island roadways. Drive slowly and proceed with caution.

Areas north of Oregon Inlet will have unrestricted access beginning Sunday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. This includes Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Roanoke Island, Colington Island, Martin’s Point, and the Dare mainland. Visitors are asked to check with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area to ensure the availability of their rental property. 

Dangerous surf conditions remain. Beachgoers are asked to check ocean conditions before heading out at https://www.weather.gov/beach/mhx.

The Dare County Control Group will continue meeting to determine when Priority Four reentry for Hatteras Island is safe for visitors. Updates will be distributed via the County’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information.

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09/8/19

For areas north of Oregon Inlet, Priority Three reentry becomes effective immediately. For areas south of Oregon Inlet (Hatteras Island), Priority Two reentry begins immediately

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For Immediate Release

September 7, 2019, 7:45 p.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #11

For areas north of Oregon Inlet, Priority Three reentry becomes effective immediately. For areas south of Oregon Inlet (Hatteras Island), Priority Two reentry begins immediately

The Dare County Control Group met Saturday evening for an update on recovery efforts including restoration of power and road conditions. The following reentry guidelines have been established, effective immediately:

For areas north of Oregon Inlet, Priority Three reentry becomes effective immediately. Priority Three includes non-resident property owners and employees of non-critical businesses. Non-resident property owners must have a valid reentry permit and matching current government-issued ID OR a current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government-issued ID. Non-resident employees of non-critical businesses must have a valid reentry permit with matching current government-issued ID.

For areas south of Oregon Inlet (Hatteras Island), Priority Two reentry begins immediately. Priority Two includes permanent residents and essential personnel for critical businesses. Permanent residents must present a valid NC driver’s license or government-issued ID with a Hatteras Island address. To expedite movement through traffic control points, residents can also display a reentry permit. Essential personnel of critical businesses must present a Priority Two reentry permit with a matching government-issued ID.  The County’s online reentry permitting system and detailed information about the staged reentry process is available at www.darenc.com/reentry.

Sand and water remains on many Hatteras Island roadways. Drive slowly and proceed with caution.

Dangerous surf conditions remain. Beachgoers are asked to check ocean conditions before heading out at https://www.weather.gov/beach/mhx.

The Dare County Control Group will continue to meet to assess conditions and implement reentry for additional priorities. The next bulletin will be issued no later than Sunday, September 8 at 8:00 a.m. Updates will be distributed via the County’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information.

Dare County 

Disaster Assistance – Please contact the Department of Health and Human Services at 252.475.4196 if you or someone you know needs assistance. In areas of the County most impacted by the storm, relief workers will be in the field knocking on doors.

Disaster Relief Information – The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coordinating all monetary donations, which are the greatest help to those in need. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of all donations will be used to directly assist individuals and families in need. Donations can be made online at www.obcf.org/disaster or www.obxdisaster.org.

Dare County Public Works – Dare County trash collection will resume on the regular schedule beginning Monday, September 9. Not all areas are accessible for trash trucks, but every effort will be made to pick up trash.

Details have not been finalized for debris pickup but as the recovery process begins, please begin piling storm related debris into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto the right-of-way at least 30 feet from fire hydrants.

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) DO NOT BAG!
  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, concrete, shingles, etc.)
  • Metal (appliances)
  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc.)

All commercial haulers must use the Transfer Stations to dispose of all debris, including storm related, and pay applicable tipping fees.

Hatteras Island Mobile Food Kitchens – The Salvation Army will provide three meals a day beginning Sunday, September 8 at two locations on Hatteras Island, the Old PNC Bank in Buxton and Hatteras Village Fire Department. Meal times are 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, 12:00 p.m. for lunch, and 6:00 p.m. for dinner.

Dare County Schools

ALL Dare County schools will be closed on Monday, September 9.

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative

Crews have energized Buxton, the village and beach circuits in Hatteras and north Frisco with the diesel plant. Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo are being powered by the main transmission line from Oregon Inlet.

Crews are working to finish replacing two broken transmission poles between Avon and Salvo. Once finished, CHEC will energize the transmission lines from Oregon Inlet to Hatteras and hope to energize all remaining circuits this evening. Crews will continue working on scattered individual outages across the island tomorrow.

Town of Duck 

Normal residential and commercial trash and recycling schedules will resume this week.

Please use caution as you move about Town as there are still areas of standing water and vegetative debris.  Roads are open and passable.

Town of Kitty Hawk

Thanks to everyone for getting started so quickly on their debris clean-up.

There are still roadways with debris and some areas without power. Utility and other service workers are also working in the area. Please continue to be cautious when traveling within the Town.

Please place vegetative debris in the right-of-way. It can be no longer than 8 feet. A collection date will be published as soon as possible.

Trash collection will resume a normal schedule on Monday, September 9. Please have your trash cans out for collection, making sure they are accessible and not blocked by storm debris.

Town offices will be open and resume normal operations on Monday, September 9.

Town of Kill Devil Hills

Preliminary damage assessments have concluded. Please exercise caution when driving through areas that have vegetative debris on the roads. Avoid areas on the beach that have debris and refrain from disturbing debris that may have washed up from damaged structures.

Traffic signals remain inoperable in parts of Kill Devil Hills – drive slowly and obey the traffic cones.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills offices will resume regular office hours on Monday, September 9. Office hours are M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

KDH Facilities closed until further notice include: the Casey R. Logan Disc Golf Course and the Paws Park. Restrooms at the Town’s parks and beach accesses are also closed. Water remains turned off at the Town’s beach accesses.

The Recycle and Dry Trash Drop-Off Centers remain closed today, but will resume operation during regular hours on Monday, September 9. Normal residential and commercial refuse collection schedules resume on Monday, September 9.

Please begin piling storm-related debris into SEPARATE PILES in the right-of-way:

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.)
  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, shingles, etc.)
  • Metal (appliances)
  • Please Note: Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics should be brought to the Recycle Center.

Town of Manteo 

Storm surge from Hurricane Dorian overflowed into the sanitary sewer system, and portions of roads at three locations have been closed due to wastewater contamination – around the manhole at Fernando & Agona, at the entrance to the weather tower parking lot, and near the entrance to Magnolia Pavilion. Barricades and signs have been placed at these locations to prevent access by cars or pedestrians.

Sewer & Water staff have been working since last night to mitigate these impacts, including the use of pump trucks and installation of an emergency generator until power is restored. Even if you have power from a backup generator or other source, please conserve water to minimize flows into the sewer system. Water conservation efforts include not running dishwashers and washing machines, limiting the amount of water used for showering, and limiting toilet flushing. We will have an update within 24 hours.

National Park Service, Outer Banks Group

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers National Memorial remain closed to all public use. All trails are closed. Do not use any park trails until they can be cleared of all downed trees. Additional resources from the National Park Service begin to arrive today to aid in damage assessments and mitigating immediate risks to life safety.

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09/7/19

Priority Two Reentry for Areas North of Oregon Inlet (Permanent Residents and Critical Businesses) Begins Saturday at 12 noon; Access to Hatteras Island Remains Closed

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For Immediate Release

September 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #10

Priority Two Reentry for Areas North of Oregon Inlet (Permanent Residents and Critical Businesses) Begins Saturday at 12 noon; Access to Hatteras Island Remains Closed

Priority Two Reentry for Areas North of Oregon Inlet (Permanent Residents and Critical Businesses) Begins Saturday at 12 noon; Access to Hatteras Island Remains Closed

The Dare County Control Group met this morning (Saturday) to receive updated information regarding initial assessments including road conditions and power restoration efforts. The following reentry guidelines have been established based on current conditions:

Access to Hatteras Island remains closed until further notice. This includes all areas south of Oregon Inlet including the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras Village. NCDOT continues efforts to clear the roads of sand and water, and make repairs as necessary. A checkpoint has been established to restrict entry to Hatteras Island.

For areas north of Oregon Inlet, priority two reentry begins Saturday, September 7 at 12 noon. Priority Two includes permanent residents and essential personnel for critical businesses. Permanent residents must present a valid NC driver’s license or government-issued ID with a local address in an area of the County north of Oregon Inlet. Essential personnel of critical businesses must present a priority two reentry permit with a matching government-issued id.

Please proceed with caution due to standing water, tree limbs, and debris that are still on some roadways. Many traffic lights are still not operating. Watch for hazards, including loose or dangling power lines and report them to local law enforcement or power companies. Please respect crews along roadways that are working diligently to restore power and clear roadways.

Restrictions on ocean swimming remain in place due to dangerous surf conditions and strong rip currents along the beaches. Everyone must stay out of the water as it is unsafe for even the most experienced swimmers.

For detailed information about the staged reentry process and to apply for permits, visit www.darenc.com/reentry.

The Dare County Control Group will continue to meet to assess conditions and implement reentry for additional priorities as conditions improve and power is restored. Updates will be distributed via the county’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information.

Dare County 

Disaster Assistance – Dare County wants to help those in need. Please contact the Department of Health and Human Services at 252.475.4196 if you or someone you know needs assistance. In areas of the county most impacted by the storm, relief workers will be in the field knocking on doors, but please reach out and let us know if you need assistance.

Disaster Relief Information – The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coordinating all monetary donations, which are the greatest help to those in need. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of all donations will be used to directly assist individuals and families in need. Donations can be made online at www.obcf.org/disaster or www.obxdisaster.org.

Dare County Public Works – Details have not been finalized for debris pickup but as the recovery process begins, please begin piling storm related debris into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto the right-of-way:

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) DO NOT BAG!
  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, concrete, shingles, etc.)
  • Metal (appliances)
  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc)

All commercial haulers must use the Transfer Stations to dispose of all debris, including storm related, and pay applicable tipping fees.

Damage Assessments – Damage assessment teams are working throughout the county and initial damage estimates will be available once information is collected and collected.

National Park Service, Outer Banks Group

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and the Wright Brothers National Memorial remain closed to all public use. All trails are closed. Do not use any park trails until they can be cleared of all downed trees. Additional resources from the National Park Service begin to arrive today to aid in damage assessments and mitigating immediate risks to life safety.

Town of Duck 

A town-wide damage assessment has not yet been completed but, in general, the damage seems to be minor. Structural damage appears to be limited to minor siding, roof, and fence damage. Town of Duck teams will be out Saturday completing a full damage assessment. The storm caused localized power outages. Check with Dominion power for updates on power restoration. There is some standing water on NC 12 and it is passable. Side roads also have areas of standing water and vegetative debris, so please drive slowly and with caution. Overall, beach erosion is minor with some escarpments north of the pier.  Little to no soundside impacts have been identified at this time. On the Duck Trail and in the Duck Town Park please be alert for downed limbs and other debris.  Crews will begin cleanup of these areas over the weekend.

Town of Southern Southern Shores

Town streets have been cleared for access. Over the next few days, town staff will be assessing the amount of debris generated by the storm and will provide debris removal information as soon as possible. Town Staff will also be assessing damage to homes and other structures.

Town of Kill Devil Hills

Traffic signals remain inoperable in parts of Kill Devil Hills. Please drive slowly and obey the traffic cones.

Town of Nags Head

Traffic signals remain inoperable in parts of Nags Head. Please drive slowly and obey the traffic cones. Please place brush out by the road in front of your home and the Town will collect it in 3-5 days. Please do not place any other trash in your brush pile.

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09/6/19

Restricted Access Into Dare County Remains; Curfew Established for Hatteras Island; Impacts Being Assessed

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For Immediate Release

September 6, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #9

Restricted Access Into Dare County Remains; Curfew Established for Hatteras Island; Impacts Being Assessed

The mandatory evacuation for Dare County remains in place due to hazardous conditions, including downed power lines and trees, impassable roadways and widespread power outages. Access into Dare County will remain restricted until preliminary assessments are completed to determine that conditions are safe. The Dare County Control Group will meet Saturday morning to review assessments and determine reentry procedures. A staged reentry process will be used to facilitate a safe and orderly return.

Once reentry procedures are set, the information will be distributed via the county’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information.

Watch for hazards including loose or dangling power lines and report them to local law enforcement or power companies. Motorists are advised to proceed with extreme caution, as standing water and sand may be on roadways.

The Dare County Control Group has established a curfew for Hatteras Island (all areas south of Oregon Inlet) from 8:00 p.m. Friday through 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Roadways on Hatteras Island are covered with sand and water making travel extremely hazardous. NCDOT is working to assess damage along NC 12. All of Hatteras Island is without power. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative crews are out in the field working on restoration efforts.

Water service to Hatteras Village has been turned off due to a leak that cannot be found and repaired due to flooding. Crews are standing by and once the water recedes, repairs will be made and a water pressure advisory will be issued with a recommendation to boil water.

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09/6/19

Dangerous Soundside Flooding Continues; Curfews Extended Until 3:00 p.m. For All Areas Except Nags Head and Kitty Hawk

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For Immediate Release

September 6, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #8

Dangerous Soundside Flooding Continues; Curfews Extended Until 3:00 p.m. For All Areas Except Nags Head and Kitty Hawk

The Dare County Control Group has extended the curfew until 3:00 p.m. Friday for all areas of Dare County except Kitty Hawk and Nags Head.

As forecasted, life-threatening conditions are impacting the area including extreme soundside flooding. STAY INDOORS, SHELTER IN PLACE. Emergency responders will be unable to respond to calls for assistance when conditions put their safety at risk.

All of Hatteras Island is without power. North of Oregon Inlet, approximately 1,800 Dominion customers are without power. On the Dare mainland, over 500 Tideland customers are without power.

Contact information for reporting power outages, links to view power outage maps and other important information is available at darenc.com/hurricanedorian.

For updated weather forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service visit www.weather.gov/mhx.


09/6/19

Dangerous Impacts Through Friday Afternoon; Remain Indoors

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For Immediate Release

September 6, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #7

Dangerous Impacts Through Friday Afternoon; Remain Indoors

Dangerous, life-threatening conditions from Hurricane Dorian will remain throughout the day with strong winds, heavy rains and storm surge from ocean and soundside flooding. As conditions deteriorate this morning, STAY INDOORS, SHELTER IN PLACE. Emergency responders will be unable to respond to calls for assistance when conditions put their safety at risk.

Flood gauges indicate that water levels in the sounds are dropping as the water is pushed away by the wind. When winds shift, the sound water will rapidly return, bringing extreme soundside flooding for some areas. Do not let your guard down. You can access gauges online to view water levels in real-time at fiman.nc.gov or download the ReadyNC App and check the Flood Gauge tab.

Contact information for reporting power outages, links to view power outage maps and other important information is available at darenc.com/hurricanedorian.

For updated weather forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service visit www.weather.gov/mhx.

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09/6/19

Dare County Advises Everyone To Shelter in Place; Curfews and Restricted Access to the County Begins at 8:00 p.m.

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For Immediate Release

September 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Dare County Emergency Management, 252.475.5655

Hurricane Dorian Bulletin #6

Dare County Advises Everyone To Shelter in Place; Curfews and Restricted Access to the County Begins at 8:00 p.m.

The time to safely evacuate has passed and Emergency Management is advising those in Dare County to shelter in place until the storm passes. Conditions will deteriorate overnight and remain hazardous through Friday afternoon.

Curfews for all areas of Dare County, except for the Town of Kitty Hawk, will begin at 8:00 p.m. until noon on Friday. This curfew may be extended based on conditions.

Access to Dare County will be restricted at 8:00 p.m. with law enforcement stationed at checkpoints.

According to the National Weather Service:

Storm surge from ocean and soundside flooding is estimated at four to seven feet above the ground, not including wave action. Ocean flooding will increase tonight and continue through Friday night. Soundside flooding is forecasted to begin late Friday morning through Friday afternoon, as the storm passes and winds shift direction.

Winds are forecasted to reach 70 to 95 mph with gusts to 110 mph. Winds will increase overnight and are forecasted to reach hurricane force early Friday morning and remain in areas of the county through midday Friday.

Rainfall of 6 to 12 inches is forecasted through Friday afternoon with locally higher amounts possible.

Tornadoes are possible as Hurricane Dorian approaches, mainly this evening.

Monitor updated local weather forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx.

Visit www.darenc.com/hurricanedorian for updated information from Dare County, the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo, and the National Park Service, Outer Banks Group.

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