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.