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Outer Banks Hurricane Update

Hurricane Dorian

Unrestricted access to the Northern Beaches will begin Sunday, September 8th at 4:00 p.m. (This includes visitors to Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head).

Currituck County will allow visitors to re-enter Monday, September 9th at 8:00 a.m.

Cable and internet outages are still affecting large portions of the Outer Banks.

We will post the latest bulletin regarding re-entry to the Outer Banks below. 


 

Corolla and Carova

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019, visitors will be allowed access.

Thank you to everyone for your patience!

 


Bulletin 12
6:00 a.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. Visit www.darenc.com for more information.

 

Bulletin #11
7:45 p.m.

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. 

 

Bulletin #10
9:30 a.m.

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 & 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.


For the latest Outer Banks Updates follow the county websites: 

For your convenience you can monitor Hurricane Dorian here:  www.nhc.noaa.gov.

If you have Travel Insurance you can contact CSA at 1-800-554-4513. The Product Code for the CSA Policy provided through Southern Shores Realty is G-332CSA. The website address to file a claim online is www.csaclaims.com/vacationrental