Hurricane Dorian

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UPDATED AT  12:00 P.M. 9/12/19

Unrestricted access for all areas in Dare County. It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area.

Storm Debris
Dare County Public Works staff will begin debris removal on Monday, September 16 inside the gate at Colington Harbor. Homeowners in these areas are asked to place all debris in right-of-way by 6 a.m. Monday morning as the County only has resources available to make one pass through each neighborhood. Upon completion of debris removal in Colington Harbor, staff will begin working in Martin’s Point. Storm debris removal in Martin’s Point is anticipated to begin Thursday, September 19 but this date is subject to change. A schedule for other areas of unincorporated Dare County will be released as soon as details are finalized.

Storm related debris should be placed into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto the right-of-way at least 30 feet from fire hydrants. 

  • Vegetative Debris (limbs, leaves, branches, sea grass, etc.) DO NOT BAG! 

  • Construction and Demolition Materials (building materials, concrete, shingles, etc.)

  • Metal (appliances)

  • Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics (oil, bleach toilet cleaner, televisions, computers, etc.)

Large items such as cars, boats, trailers, and campers will be not be accepted and must be disposed of by the owner. 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore 
Please check the Cape Hatteras National Seashore websiteFacebook page or Twitter to find out what areas are open to visitors.

Hurricane Dorian Bulletins & Updates

Updated Reentry Guidelines for Sunday, September 8

Post Date:09/08/2019 5:44 AM

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Bulletin #12
6:00  a.m.

For areas south of Oregon Inlet (Hatteras Island), Priority Three reentry becomes effective on Sunday, September 8 at 12 noon. Priority Three includes non-resident property owners and employees of non-critical businesses. Non-resident property owners must have a valid reentry permit and matching current government-issued ID OR a current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government-issued ID. Non-resident employees of non-critical businesses must have a valid reentry permit with matching current government-issued ID. The County’s online reentry permitting system and detailed information about the staged reentry process is available at Sand and water remain on many Hatteras Island roadways. Drive slowly and proceed with caution. 

Areas north of Oregon Inlet will have unrestricted access beginning Sunday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. This includes Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Roanoke Island, Colington Island, Martin’s Point, and the Dare mainland. Visitors are asked to check with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area to ensure the availability of their rental property. 

Dangerous surf conditions remain. Beachgoers are asked to check ocean conditions before heading out at

The Dare County Control Group will continue meeting to determine when Priority Four reentry for Hatteras Island is safe for visitors. Updates will be distributed via the County’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at or visit for updated information. 


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