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

Services Available for Hurricane Dorian Recovery

Post Date:09/10/2019 5:42 PM

Hurricane Recovery Stations
The Avon, Frisco, and Hatteras Fire Departments are the designated Hurricane Recovery Stations; Avon and Frisco are manned by Social Services Division staff and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members. Residents and property owners on Hatteras Island can receive cleaning supplies, information regarding clean up crews, or place a request for assistance with cleaning up their home or property. Individuals who cannot get to one of the recovery stations and needs assistance can call 252.475.4196.

Individuals in other parts of Dare County who need assistance because of damage from Dorian may contact Dare County Department Health & Human Services’ Social Services Division at 252.475.5500 and ask to speak to a social worker in the Emergency Services Unit.

Mobile Food Kitchens
The Salvation Army continues to operate two feeding sites, at the Frisco Fire Department and at the Old PNC Bank in Buxton (Fessenden Center Annex). Meal times are 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, 12:00 p.m. for lunch, and 6:00 p.m. for dinner. The Baptist Men are operating a feeding site at the Hatteras Ferry Terminal. Meal times are 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch and 4:30p.m. to 6:00 p.m for dinner.

Tetanus Vaccines
Tetanus vaccinations will be available on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Frisco Fire Department and from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Avon Fire Department. Tetanus vaccinations will be available at the Fessenden Center in Buxton on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Individuals in other parts of Dare County can call Dare County Department of Health & Human Services at 252.475.5003 to make an appointment. 

Unemployment Benefits
Individuals who wish to inquire and/or file for unemployment benefits are to contact the Division of Employment Security at 888.737.0259,selection option #2 or visit  

Food and Nutrition Services Benefits
Food and Nutrition Services Benefits for September 2019 were issued on Saturday, September 7, 2019 for all recipients. Food and Nutrition Services recipients who suffered a food loss during Hurricane Dorian have until September 30, 2019 to request replacement benefits. Recipients need to contact Social Services Division at 252.475.5500 and ask to speak to a worker in the Food and Nutrition Services Unit. At this time, we have no information about Disaster Food Stamps.

Mosquito Spraying
Dare County will resume mosquito spraying this evening and continue as long as the weather permits.  Residents are asked to stay clear of the mosquito spraying operations. Dare County Mosquito Control cannot spray individual properties or driveways. 



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