Per a press release from Hyde County, the county and Ocracoke Island is grateful for the overwhelming response to the recovery efforts on Ocracoke. At this time, Hyde County reports that they have all the food and supply donations they can handle.
Please do not send anything to the island without coordinating with the Hyde County staff. Donors can call 833-543-3248 to report what they have and to evaluate the county’s current needs. “Please be patient while we work to organize everything, stated the press release. “If you would still like to donate to the relief effort, we would recommend a cash donation to the Outer Banks Community Foundation. You can donate specifically to Ocracoke at the following website: https://www.obcf.org/donate-now/disaster-relief-fund-donate/”
Access continues to be restricted to Ocracoke Island. Any private boats attempting to access the island will be turned away.
The Ocracoke Airport is only for authorized government use. Please do not attempt to come without prior authorization from the Hyde County EOC. “While we certainly appreciate people trying to help, showing up without coordination actually interferes with the relief efforts,” stated Hyde County.
Any Ocracoke residents that are going to need assistance from house cleaning crews and/or chainsaw crews should come to the assistance desk at the Fire Station and put their name on the list. We will be using this list to prioritize the crew deployments.