emergency evacuation orders set to be lifted for both Hatteras and
Ocracoke islands at noon, the North Carolina Department of
Transportation Ferry Division will be resuming a regular schedule on
the Hatteras-Ocracoke, Cedar Island-Ocracoke, and Swan-Quarter Ocracoke
routes as of 4:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4. In accordance with proclamations
from Dare and Hyde counties, visitors will be allowed to board
Ocracoke-bound ferries beginning at noon.
“We’re very happy to be welcoming our summer visitors back on our
ferries and back to Hatteras and Ocracoke,” said Ferry Division Interim
Director Jed Dixon.
Ocracoke Island has been under a mandatory evacuation order for
visitors since 5 p.m. July 27, due to a weeklong power outage. During
the evacuation period, North Carolina ferries carried 3,783 people and
1,485 vehicles off of Ocracoke Island.
Visitors can download and print ferry schedules at https://www.ncdot.gov/download/transit/ferry/ferryschedule.pdf