August 3, 2017

Power Restored; Evacuation Lifted Starting Friday at Noon

Transmission power has been restored to all of Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island.  Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative and contracted crews completed all work to construct the new overhead transmission line near Oregon Inlet and have energized the cable.  Each of the seven villages on Hatteras Island have been removed from generator power and are now receiving power from the cooperative’s transmission lines. 

Dare County officials have lifted the mandatory evacuation for all visitors to Hatteras Island, beginning at noon on Friday.  All electricity conservation appeals for Hatteras Island have been lifted.

The cooperative would like to extend thanks to cooperative and contract crews for their tireless efforts to restore power, and to cooperative members and visitors of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands for their continued patience and support during this unprecedented event.  Finally, CHEC thanks NCDOT, Dare County and state officials for their continued support and resources during restoration efforts.


08.03.2017-Unrestricted Access To Hatteras Island Effective Friday August 4 At 12pm
08.03.2017-Restored Power Just 1-2 Days Away Outage Update For Thursday Morning
08.02.2017-Timeline Moved up to 2-3 Days from Wednesday Evening
08.02.2017-Efforts Remain Focused on Overhead Solution
08.02.2017-Timeline Reduced Again To 3-5 Days As Overhead Transmission Line Construction Emerges As Preferred Solution
08.01.2017-Timeline for Repairs Reduced to 4-6 Days
08.01.2017-Progress SteadilyContinuesOnBothSolutionsUpdateForTuesdayAfternoon
08.01.2017-Time Frame Narrows As Progress To Dual Solutions Continue
07.31.2017-Significant Progress Made To Overhead Solution As Dual Solutions To Power Repairs Are Executed
07.31.2017-Steel Casing Was Being Set Aside When It Cut Power To Hatteras
07.31.2017-Governor Cooper Visits Excavation Site and Avon Pier
07.31.2017-Overnight Testing Reveals Only Two Cables Are Damaged
07.30.2017-Repairs Underway and Tentative Time Frame Established Outage Update For Sunday Evening July 30
07.30.2017-Pamlico Sound Ferry Routes To Adopt Alternate Schedule
07.30.2017-All Three Transmission Cables Compromised Outage Update For Sunday 8 am
07.28.2017-Severed Transmission Cable Exposed; Testing Planned to Determine Repair Timeline
07.29.2017-Evacuation Moves Forward while CHEC Continues Work to Provide Temporary Power
07.28.2017-Help Is On The Way: NC Ferry Division Delivers Generators To Ocracoke

07.28.2017-Mandatory Power Conservation Measures for Hatteras Island
07.28.2017-Mandatory Evacuation Order Issued for Hatteras Island Visitors
07.28.2017-Crews Working to Determine Time Frame for Power Cable Repairs
07.28.2017-"Today is going to be a better day."
07.27.2017-Gov. Cooper Signs State of Emergency for Hatteras, Ocracoke Islands 
07.27.2017-Visitors ordered to evacuate Ocracoke Island due to power outage.
07.27.2017-Hatteras and Ocracoke Island Power Outage – What We Know So Far
07.27.2017-Staying Hydrated and Safe with Power Outages on Hatteras Island
07.27.2017-Cause of Outage Determined; Update on Island Generator Power
07.27.2017-Widespread Power Outage Affects All Of Hatteras and Ocracoke

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