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Monday afternoon update from NCDOT - N.C. 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge (Oregon Inlet) to Rodanthe is still closed as sections of the Outer Banks road are covered with sand and water due to dune breaches and ocean overwash. Conditions remain poor on N.C. 12 and ocean overwash is continuing to inundate the road with water. N.C. Department of Transportation crews are assessing impacts and continuing to clear the road of sand caused by dune breaches between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet. Officials are not sure when it will be safe to reopen N.C. 12. The last winds from this weekend’s strong storm are forecast to exit the coast later today.  NCDOT will continue to provide updates on N.C. 12 as new information is available. 

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MAKE A PLAN

Due to the high frequency of hurricanes in Dare County, residents should not only have an emergency plan for disasters that may occur without warning but a plan for hurricane evacuations. Evacuation plans should include what route you will take, what vehicles you will use, and where you will stay. While preparing your family's emergency plan, don't forget to make a plan for your pets.

Do you have a plan in place if communication lines and/or cell phone towers fail? When cell networks are overloaded, texts and social media posts are more likely to make it through. Designate a meeting area and a backup meeting location for your family. Make plans to check-in with a designated family member or friend who lives in a different area. When local networks are jammed, often times long-distance calls will go through. 

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BUILD A KIT

This is a list of basic items every emergency supply kit should include. However, it is important individuals review this list and consider unique circumstances of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet their needs. For more information about emergency supply kits, visit readync.gov.

 

 

  • Water (1 gallon per person, per day for at least 3 days)
  • Non-Perishable Food ( 3 day supply per person)
  • Emergency Light Sources
  • Portable Radio
  • Extra Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Infant/Pet Supplies (if needed)
  • Blanket (1 per person)
  • Important Family Documents