Emergency Management announced that staged re-entry is planned for communities
north of Oregon Inlet beginning with residents on Saturday, September 15 at 7
a.m. However, Hatteras and Ocracoke islands remain closed to residents and
visitors for the immediate future due to ocean overwash and questionable
Hatteras and Ocracoke islands will remain closed until NCDOT
can clear the road and bridges of debris, inspect for structural damage, and
make repairs as necessary. Inspections will take place as soon as conditions
“Our road crews inspected N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island this
morning, and while there are still several areas of deep sand and standing
water, we are cautiously optimistic that there is no apparent damage to the
pavement,” said NCDOT in an online statement. “We expect more overwash over the
next few high tide cycles, but hopefully things will gradually improve as
Florence weakens and moves away from the area.”
Dare County remains under a Storm Surge Warning that
officials anticipate will remain in place through late today or Saturday due to
the slow movement of Hurricane Florence. While the state of
emergency is in effect and warnings from the National Weather Service remain,
conditions may alter the reentry schedule.
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Emergency Management at www.darenc.com/emergencyalerts.
Visit www.darenc.com/reentry for details on the
staged reentry process.
National Park Service
All visitor facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore,
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial
remain closed. National Park Service teams are assessing conditions at all
three national park sites.