Bridge is Open to Visitors

Dare County’s 9:30am bulletin announces all restrictions have been lifted for areas north of Oregon Inlet. Visitors are allowed to access the island. Please check-in as normal. All offices, Kitty Hawk, Duck & Corolla are open.

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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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Dare County Bulletin #8

Entry to Dare County Continues to be Restricted As Damage Assessments Are Being Made


Bulletin #8 
10:30 A.M. 

Damage assessment teams are working to assess the conditions caused by Hurricane Matthew. Local officials are aware that property owners and visitors need access to the area and emergency crews are working diligently and access will be permitted as conditions improve and it can safely be done. For updated information visit www.darenc.com 

Entry to Dare County and to Currituck County’s Outer Banks continues to be restricted. Significant portions of Dare County are still experiencing hazardous road conditions and power outages. Access to Dare County will be permitted only for the following – – – 

Priority One – Essential Personnel – including essential personnel for utilities, government, medical and damage assessment. 

Priority Two – Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses – Permanent Residents will be allowed reentry with a valid NC driver’s license with a local address or a current County property tax receipt. 

Residents attempting travel between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe are advised to use extreme caution due to large amounts of sand and water on NC Highway 12. NCDOT is working to address the situation. Until conditions improve, only residents and essential personnel with permits should attempt to travel this area and do so only in high profile 4-wheel drive vehicles. 

INFORMATION ABOUT CLOSURES AND SERVICES – – – 

National Park Service 
The National Park Service reports that there are no planned openings of any visitor services or facilities today, 10/10/16, for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, or Wright Brothers National Memorial. Safety assessments were started yesterday afternoon, and work crews are on the grounds this morning to begin necessary clean-up and repairs. Services and facilities will reopen once clean-up and repairs are completed, and as staff are able to return to work. 

Town of Duck 
Sanitation pick-up has been changed from Monday, Oct. 10 to Tuesday, October 11. Recycling is occuring on Monday as scheduled. Duck Rd within Duck is passable, but many side roads are flooded. Duck Town offices are closed today, however damage assessment is underway. 

Town of Kill Devil Hills 
There will be no sanitation collections on Monday, October 10, 2016. Please do not place refuse carts at roadside until further notice. The Kill Devil Hills Town Hall and support offices and services will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2016, with the exception of essential and emergency response personnel. At this time, we anticipate following our regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Hurricane Matthew has left behind a great deal of stormwater, high tides, and debris. Hazardous conditions still exist. On behalf of the Mayor and Board of Commissioners, please remain cautious and vigilant during this uncertain time. 

Town of Nags Head 
A few reminders from the Town of Nags Head – please continue to avoid travel, if possible operate all generators outdoors, check on your neighbors, the elderly, and the infirm 

Trash Pickup 
Residents and businesses that receive trash pickup service from Dare County Public Works are advised that trash will not be collected Monday. 

Dare County Offices 
All Dare County Offices are closed Monday. 

Clerk of Court 
The Dare County Clerks Office is closed Monday. Anyone needing to file may go to the Magistrates Office located at 1044 Driftwood Drive in Manteo (252) 475-9228. All questions or concerns may be directed to Dare County Clerk of Court Dean Tolson at (252)216-7114. 

Dare County Transportation Department 
Transportation services provided by the Dare County Transportation Department are cancelled for Monday. 

Flu Clinic 
The Flu Clinic scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Dare County Baum Center will be rescheduled for a date and time to be determined. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION – 

For updated information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877-368-4968. For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12

Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visiting www.darenc.com for updated information. 

The next Bulletin will be issued as needed but no later than 5:00 p.m. today 
end of news release

Dare County Restricts Access To Island

  •  Due to persistent winds, flooding and power outages, our offices are unable to open today. Dare County’s latest bulletin announces restricted entry access to both Dare and Currituck counties, limited to essential personnel and permanent residents only. Please do not attempt to travel to the area until further notice.
  • Latest bulletin from Dare County:

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    October 9, 2016 12:00 p.m.

    Access is Restricted to Dare County and All Motorists Are Urged To Stay Off Roads

     

    Due to greater impacts than anticipated from the storm, access to Dare County is restricted.  By order of the Dare County Control Group, entry to Dare County for all areas of Dare County and for Currituck County’s Outer Banks will be permitted only for the following – – –

    Priority One – Essential Personnel

    Including essential utilities personnel, government personnel, medical personnel, and damage assessment personnel.

    Priority Two – Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses

    Permanent Residents of Dare County and Currituck County’s Outer Banks will be allowed reentry with a valid NC driver’s license with a local address or a current County property tax receipt. Non-resident essential personnel of critical businesses will be permitted reentry only with a permit.

    Although flood waters are beginning to subside, Dare County remains under a Tropical Storm Warning. Be aware that dangerous conditions continue to exist, including downed trees and power lines, standing flood waters and tropical storm force winds. Everyone in Dare County should stay off roads and avoid travel. If you have moved your vehicle to higher ground, please let it remain there until the winds subside.

    When conditions permit, personnel from Dare County and the Towns will assess the damage. Downed trees and power lines have been reported throughout the county and there are widespread power outages.  Power companies are working to restore service as soon as possible. To report outages – –

    Dominion North Carolina Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) or Dom.com

    Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative 1-866-511-9862

    Tideland Electric 1-800-637-1079 or 252-943-3046

    Town of Duck

    Duck Public Safety urges residents to stay inside and off roadways.

    Town of Kitty Hawk

    The Town of Kitty Hawk currently has not experienced ocean over wash or sound side flooding.  However, due to heavy rainfall many roadways and low lying areas are flooded.  There is also debris in the roadways and widespread power outages. The Town is asking everyone in the area to remain indoors until conditions improve.

    Town of Nags Head

    The Town of Nags Head is asking people to stay inside their homes and off the roads as significant flooding and debris are making travel dangerous. Please remember that flood waters may contain hidden debris such as power lines and power poles.

    Town of Southern Shores 

    Many streets in Southern Shores became flooded during the night due to storm water. Please do not attempt to drive on a flooded street if marked closed, if temporary traffic control devices have been placed, or until water has subsided.

    Damaged trees and dangerous hanging limbs and branches pose a threat to persons driving or walking underneath. Southern Shores citizens are advised to stay off streets and roads until the storm has completely passed and the streets have been cleared.

    In the aftermath of any storm which requires the removal of damaged or threatening trees from a private yard, before engaging any tree removal contractor please (1) ask for company contact information and confirm references, (2) ask for evidence of insurance, and (3) get several quotes from different companies. Please be wary of any “hard sale” or pressure techniques. It is recommended that any citizen discontinue dialogue if not comfortable.

    National Park Service

    The National Park Service reports that all visitor services and facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial remain closed until further notice.

    For Additional Information – 

    For updated  information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877-368-4968. For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12.

    Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visiting www.darenc.com for updated information.

    The next Bulletin will be issued as needed but no later than 7 p.m. Sunday.

    Bulletin #5 Dangerous Road Conditions Expected Through Sunday Evening With Continued High Winds, Significant Flooding and Rain

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    Dare County Bulletin

    Dangerous Road Conditions Expected Through Sunday Evening With Continued High Winds, Significant Flooding and Rain 

    The most recent forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that high winds reaching near hurricane force, significant flooding, and rain will continue through early Sunday evening and create dangerous conditions. Soundside flooding will continue until winds subside later today. Everyone is advised to remain indoors and do not attempt to drive until conditions improve. 

    Overnight, flooding has caused dangerous road conditions prompting the closure of roads throughout Dare County, including Highway 12 from the intersection at NC 1243 (Bodie Island) south to Rodanthe and portions of Highway 12 from Southern Shores to Duck. Other closures included portions of Gull Street in Nags Head, some roadways in downtown Manteo, and portions of Colington Road and Ocean Acres Drive in Kill Devil Hills.  

    For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12. For updated  information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877-368-4968.  

    To report power outages:   
    Dominion North Carolina Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) or Dom.com  
    Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative 1-866-511-9862
    Tideland Electric 1-800-637-1079 or 252-943-3046

    Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visit www.darenc.com for updated information.

    Tropical Storm Warning In Effect for Dare County

    Dare County is advising us to inform guests of potentially hazardous travel conditions and road closures which may begin as early as Saturday. They are also urging vacationers in the area to depart today (Friday) and postpone travel to the area until conditions improve. Dare County is currently under a tropical storm warning but no mandatory evacuations have been issued. This is simply a request at this time. See the entire Dare County Bulletin below.

    Matthew Update #4 – Dare County Bulletin

    Here’s the latest bulletin from Dare County Officials:

    Bulletin #1
    October 7, 2016 12:30 p.m. 

    The Dare County Control Group met this morning to review the latest information from the National Weather Service concerning dangerous conditions that are expected this weekend due to Hurricane Matthew.

    Dare County is now under a Tropical Storm Warning. According to the Weather Service, the combination of abnormally high coastal water levels, storm surge, and extremely heavy rainfall is expected to cause a dangerous and life threatening flooding event for the Outer Banks. The National Weather Service has indicated that we should expect ocean overwash in vulnerable areas. We should also expect soundside flooding of up to 4 feet above ground in areas prone to flooding, primarily on Hatteras Island.

    The National Weather Service is highly discouraging travel across northeastern North Carolina this weekend.  As conditions deteriorate, road closures and travel restrictions are anticipated in Dare County, particularly for portions of Highway 12 on Hatteras Island.

    Because of dangerous travel conditions, visitors throughout Dare County are encouraged to depart today (Friday) and travel to the area should be postponed until conditions improve. For information regarding road conditions and closures, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims. For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visitwww.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12.

    The latest forecast also calls for tropical storm force winds with potential for downed trees and power outages.  Vulnerable homes and buildings near tall trees have the potential for downed trees falling on them.

    By 5:00 pm today, all visitor services and facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial will be closed until further notice.

    Dare County Emergency Management strongly urges all residents and visitors to heed the following warnings –

    If you are in a low-lying area, or an area prone to flooding, relocate to higher ground. This is especially important for those with special medical needs.

    Residents in low-lying areas should take action to protect personal property by moving to higher ground. This includes vehicles.

    Complete your disaster preparedness kits and other safety preparations now.

    Stay out of the ocean due to the high threat of rip current.

    Monitor trusted sources of information for life saving alerts. NOAA Weather Radio is an excellent resource for emergency alerts.

    To receive email updates directly from Dare County Emergency Management, register online at www.darecountyem.comand follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter.

    To stay up to date with the latest weather and traffic conditions in Dare County, download the free Ready NC App atwww.readync.org. 

    View the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx. 

    Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visitingwww.darenc.com for updated information.

    Duck Jazz Festival Cancelled

    Sadly, the Duck Jazz Festival scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. See the below message from the event organizers:

    We regret to announce that after much deliberation, festival organizers have decided to cancel this year’s Duck Jazz Festival and all associated events.  While Hurricane Matthew will likely miss our area, the forecasted wind speed (30+ mph) combined with a 100% chance of several inches of rain on Saturday and Sunday, led us to this decision.  Unfortunately, due to the complexity of festival logistics and performer schedules, the event will not be rescheduled.

    We look forward to a successful 11th Annual (minus 1) Jazz Festival on October 7 & 8, 2017

    Hurricane Matthew Update #3

    Concerning hurricane Matthew, we’ve been watching weather models and consulting professionals around the clock for the past couple of days.  According to those resources, we’re thrilled to see the storm veering toward the East somewhere around the southern coast of South Carolina. It looks like affects to the Northern Outer Banks will be limited to wind, rain and rough seas. It’s safe to expect a wet and windy weekend which should not affect home availability and check-in status. We will continue to monitor the track of the storm and if anything changes, you’ll be the first to know! Keep visiting this page and our Facebook page for up to date info.

     

    Thank you,

    Your Friends at the Beach

    Beach Realty / Kitty Hawk Rentals

    1-800-635-1559

     

     

    Hurricane Matthew Update #2

    In light of Hurricane Matthew and the media coverage it’s getting, we’re opening up a line of real-time communication so you can get up-to-date information of what’s occurring on a local Outer Banks level.  The media tend to hype these situations so it’s our goal to avoid any unnecessary alarm but at the same time provide you with necessary information so you can plan accordingly. At this time, the storm is simply too far out to justify a pointed position statement. We will send out a follow up email with more specific information on Thursday morning. In the meantime, please refer to the following websites for unbiased and up to date information and visit this page for an ongoing dialogue of storm updates and alerts in our area.  

     

    Important Links:

    National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov

    Dare County Emergency Management: http://www.darenc.com/emergencymanagement/

    Currituck County Emergency Management: http://www.co.currituck.nc.us/Emergency-Management.cfm

     

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    Storm Alerts page: http://brobx.com/stormalerts

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