09/3/10

Dare County Bulletin #10

Bulletin Number: 10

Date/Time: 9/3/2010 11:11:45 AM

Evacuation Order Lifted for Portions of Dare County Today at 12:00 p.m.

A preliminary damage assessment by Dare County Emergency Management indicates that conditions following Hurricane Earl will allow re-entry at this time to the northern and mainland portions of Dare County.

Effective 12:00 p.m Friday, September 3, the mandatory evacuation order will be lifted for areas north of Oregon Inlet including the Towns of Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Nags Head, Southern Shores and the unincorporated areas of Dare County north of Oregon Inlet.

The Town of Duck is experiencing water on the road in the typical areas that would occur during any storm with heavy rains. The area in southern Duck at the intersection of NC 12 (Duck Road) and the Tuckahoe subdivision is still experiencing some flooding. Although it is passable, caution, patience, and extra time should be allocated when returning to Duck and Corolla.

The mandatory evacuation order for Hatteras Island remains in effect due to sand and standing water on NC Highway 12. Villages affected by the continuation of this evacuation order include Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras. Crews from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are working to clear the roadway. An advisory will be issued when conditions safely allow the evacuation order for Hatteras Island to be lifted.

The bridges leading to Dare County are open and no re-entry pass is required. Motorists should be careful of standing rain water which may be on streets throughout the area. Proceed with caution as it is difficult to determine the water’s depth and can cause brake failure, loss of control, or vehicle flooding.

Visitors planning travel to Dare County should first consult with their accommodations provider to confirm lodging reservations.

Helpful Contact Information

Dare County Emergency Management 252-475-5655 or www.darenc.com
Dominion North Carolina Power 1-888-667-3000 or www.dom.com
Cape Hatteras Electric 1-866-511-9862 www.chec.coop
Tideland Electric 1-800-637-1079 or 1-800-882-1001 www.tidelandemc.com
North Carolina Ferry Division 1-800-BY-FERRY or www.ncferry.org
North Carolina Road Conditions 1-877-DOT-4YOU or www.ncsmartlink.org
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) 1-800-367-7623
North Carolina Highway Patrol 1-800-441-6127

Bulletins will be released as needed and available at www.darenc.com and on Government Access Channel 20.

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