Timeframe for Power Restoration Narrowed to 3 – 5 Days
- Contact Dare County Emergency Management
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) has announced that an overhead solution is the safest and fastest way to restore power to Hatteras Island and the updated timeframe for complete transmission restoration is 3 - 5 days, as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2.
Evacuation for all visitors to Hatteras Island remains in effect until adequate and reliable power service is available to meet the demand. County officials are working with CHEC to coordinate the safe return of visitors as quickly as possible.
For updated information from CHEC regarding power restoration, visit www.chec.coop/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasElectricCoop/
Currently, Essential Personnel (Priority One), Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses (Priority Two), and Non-Resident Property Owners & Non-Resident Employees of Non-Critical Businesses (Priority Three) are allowed access to Hatteras Island with proper reentry credentials. Details regarding reentry procedures are available at darenc.com/reentry. As you approach the checkpoint north of the Bonner Bridge, please have your license, reentry pass, or tax bill readily available.
For those on Hatteras Island, it is important to remember that mandatory power and water conservation measures remain in effect. All Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative customers must remove air conditioning systems and hot tub heaters from the power grid by turning off system circuit breakers. In addition, mandatory water restrictions are in place prohibiting the filling of pools or hot tubs, the watering of lawns, and the watering of driveways or sidewalks for cleaning.
For any updates regarding the mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island, visit www.darenc.com. Text “join hatteraspower” to 30890 to receive text message alerts.