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 Hatteras Island as of Tuesday, September 10 at 5:15 p.m.

Post Date:09/10/2019 5:00 PM

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Bulletin #15
5:15 p.m.

Unrestricted access to the village of Avon and northern areas of Buxton will begin at noon, Wednesday, September 11.  Priority Three will 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. Visitors will not be allowed past the checkpoint at Cape Hatteras Secondary School. 

The Dare County Control Group met Tuesday afternoon to consider reentry guidelines for Frisco and Hatteras Village and have determined these areas are not ready to receive visitors. The Control Group will meet again on Wednesday afternoon to assess conditions. The next update will be provided on Wednesday by 6 p.m.  

Storm Debris
Details have not been finalized for debris pickup, please continue piling storm related debris into 4 SEPARATE PILES onto the right-of-way at least 30 feet from fire hydrants. Visit for information on how to separate debris and updates as details are finalized. 

National Park Service, Outer Banks Group 
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site  - Open, but all trails will remain closed until further notice.

Wright Brothers National Memorial - Open   

Cape Hatteras National Seashore - All NPS visitor services and facilities remain closed on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Areas north of Oregon Inlet reopened at noon on September 10. Beach access ramp updates posted at


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