Dare County Emergency Management
Joint Information Center
Release: 9/6/2019 4:35 p.m.
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.
NOTE: Please, do not call to inquire about the condition of your home. If you are a two-week guest, and your stay would be affected by storm damage we will contact you as soon as we are able. No news is good news! All of our efforts will be directed in getting the homes assessed and up and running as soon as possible and with limited staff after evacuation (the evacuation was for visitors and residents alike) we do not wish to have to commit staff to phone lines when they could be helping to get homes ready for your vacation. With the information provided on our website and the additional sites and numbers listed below you should be able answer many of the questions you have on your own.
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In addition to updates on our homepage at midgettrealty.com, our Facebook page and our email communications to the primary email address we have on file with you, our valued guests, Dare County also issues emergency storm updates as frequently as possible. As Dare County updates their site with storm related data, you can find information here. You can also sign up for alerts directly from Dare County Emergency Management here.