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Important Announcements Regarding Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts

Post Date:10/14/2016 2:15 p.m.

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October 14, 2016
2:15 p.m. 

Important Announcements Regarding Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts

There is currently unrestricted access to all areas of Dare County north of Oregon Inlet and for the Hatteras Island villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton and Frisco. Beginning Saturday, October 15 at 7 a.m. access restrictions will be lifted for all areas of Dare County, including Hatteras Village.

FEMA Information

Dare County is now included in the federal government’s designation for individual assistance.  Homeowners, renters and business owners in Dare County who suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance. Assistance may include grants for temporary housing, rental assistance and home repairs, and for other serious disaster-related needs, such as repairing or replacing damaged or destroyed personal property, and medical and dental expenses. You may register for assistance online or by phone- visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Information regarding availability of local disaster recovery centers will be provided as details are received.

Debris Collection for Unincorporated Areas of Dare County

Dare County is working with contractors to establish the schedule and details for storm debris removal. Until it is known whether debris on any private roads or areas in the county will be covered by FEMA, ALL STORM GENERATED DEBRIS MUST BE PLACED ON A PUBLIC STREET ON THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY. Debris needs to be taken to NC Highway 12 or any state maintained road to be picked up. A schedule for debris removal will be announced as soon as available. Residents should separate the debris as follows and place on a public street in the public right-of-way:

  • VEGETATIVE DEBRIS (whole trees, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
  • CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (damaged components of buildings and structures such lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings, and fixtures)
  • HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
  • WHITE GOODS (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
  • ELECTRONIC WASTE (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)

Only loose debris will be collected, bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way.

Motorists Urged to Use Caution

Large pockets of standing water remain in areas throughout the area. Please slow down and use caution.

Continue to Monitor Weather

A Coastal Flood Advisory and Beach Hazards Statement are in effect for Dare County. Please continue to monitor weather and local conditions at www.weather.gov/mhx.

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