Dorian brings catastrophic flooding to islands; Air crews arriving in Ocracoke to help with evacuation

Hurricane Dorian brought catastrophic and record-breaking flooding to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands on Friday morning as the fast-moving storm caused storm surge of approximately 7 feet in Ocracoke and roughly 6 feet on southern Hatteras Island within a timeframe of two hours. Water levels peaked Friday morning and have been steadily but slowly receding since […]

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Curfew extended for Hatteras Island until 8 p.m.; Mandatory evacuation for Dare County remains in place for immediate future

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 […]

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No major changes in NWS Thursday evening update; Residents advised to have multiple ways of receiving alerts

There were no major changes to the forecast for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands in the Thursday evening update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. However, with numerous tornadoes and flash flooding incidents already reported in the southern regions of North Carolina, residents are encouraged to have multiple ways to receive warnings […]

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Dare County urges residents to shelter in place; Curfew and restricted access in effect at 8 p.m. for Hatteras Island

Per a Thursday evening update, Dare County Emergency Management stated that the time to safely evacuate has passed, and Emergency Management is advising those in Dare County to shelter in place until the storm passes. Conditions will deteriorate overnight and remain hazardous through Friday afternoon. Curfews for all areas of Dare County, except for the […]

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