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Bulletin #14 Important Storm Related Information

Post Date:10/12/2016 4:30 p.m.

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Bulletin #14
October 12, 2016 4:30 p.m. 

Important Storm Related Information

Access to Hatteras Island

As previously announced, visitors will be allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Restrictions remain in place for areas south of Buxton Back Road and NC 12 (NC SR 1232 at Cape Hatteras Secondary School), including the villages of Frisco and Hatteras Village. Residents, non-resident property owners and non-resident employees of businesses with proper reentry passes will be allowed access. Local officials will meet again on Thursday morning to review recovery efforts to determine if a time frame can be established for visitors to enter the southernmost villages. Any updates will be announced as quickly as possible. Sign up to receive email notifications at www.darecountyem.com.

Dare County Schools

Cape Hatteras Schools only will operate on a 2-hour delay on Thursday, October 13.

All other Dare County Schools will operate on a regular schedule.

Town of Duck
Road Update: Standing water from Hurricane Matthew remains on most side streets with some flood waters deep enough to require a larger vehicle to pass through safely.   Motorist should use extreme caution on these streets.

Duck Road throughout town is passable and travel is moving freely.   Motorists should exercise caution while traveling northbound on Duck Road in the area just north of Quail Way and just north of Sanderling Resort as there is still some standing water in the roadway.   There also remains some standing water in the roadway traveling southbound between Bias Drive and East Charles Jenkins Lane.

National Park Service

The National Park Service reports that all Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitor services and facilities on Hatteras Island, north of Frisco, will open tomorrow at 9:00 am. The status of beach access ramps will be posted on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page.

Debris Collection

Dare County Emergency Management and Public Works are working to determine storm debris estimates and have met with debris removal contractors to establish guidelines and a schedule for storm debris collection. Details will be announced as soon as available.

Damage Assessments

Damage assessment teams continue to work throughout the county and initial damage estimates will be available once information is collected and compiled.

FEMA Information

Dare County is working with the State of North Carolina to provide information to ensure that everything necessary is in place to pursue FEMA disaster assistance.  If you have damage or loss from this disaster, complete a FEMA application now to speed up the process once eligibility for assistance has been determined.  For information on FEMA programs and to apply online visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Disaster Relief Information

Anyone in need of assistance should contact the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services, Social Services Division at 475-5500 for those north of the Bonner Bridge and 475-9320 for Hatteras Island.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coordinating all monetary donations.  At this time monetary donations are the greatest help to those in need rather than donations of clothing and other goods.,  Donations can be made online at www.obxdisaster.org, or mailed to the Outer Banks Community Foundation at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Please write “Disaster Relief” in the check memo line.

The next bulletin will be issued as needed, no later than Thursday, October 13 at 12 noon.

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