Dare County Emergency Management Update – Monday, October 29, 2012 1230 Hours


Dare County Emergency Management advises everyone to prepare for soundside flooding throughout Dare County –

Roanoke Island – Manteo

  • Prepare for inundation of 4 to 6   feet above ground.  Causeway and  downtown Manteo will have flooding over town docks.  Highest impacts will be seen after sunset. 

Northern Portions – Including Municipalities

  • Prepare for  inundation along soundside areas of 4 to 6 feet. Water intrusion in lower      floors of low lying buildings is possible. Move high value items to  higher ground, including vehicles and boats.

Mainland Dare County –

  • Manns Harbor and Stumpy Point should expect  inundation of 4 to 6 feet above ground with flooding of low lying  structures.  Vehicles and boats      should be relocated to higher ground.

Hatteras Island –

  • Soundside flooding will continue through the evening      with 4 to 6 feet in the Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo Villages.

Dare County Emergency Management advises everyone to stay indoors.  If travel is necessary, use caution and be alert for dangerous flooded conditions with water and sand overwash on all roads throughout Dare County.

NC Highway 12 south of Oregon Inlet remains closed due to sand and water on the roadway.  NCDOT will continue working to clear the road, assess damage and make repairs to reopen it as quickly as possible. 

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative reports that Hatteras Village is without power and service is not expected to be restored until later today. 

NCDOT has suspended ferry service between Hatteras Village and Ocracoke.  Operations will return to normal as soon as winds diminish and conditions are safe.  NCDOT road information is available by calling 511 or online at www.ncdot.gov/travel

Visitors should consult with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area. 

 All County offices have closed for the day, including one-stop early voting in Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, and Buxton.

 Dare County Public Works has cancelled garbage collection for Tuesday, October 30. 


National Park Service – 

All National Park Service facilities on the Outer Banks will remain closed through Tuesday, October 30, 2012.


Town of Duck –

 The Town of Duck declared a State of Emergency effective at noon (1200 hours) on Sunday, October 28, 2012.  At this time, no restrictions have been implemented.  The Town of Duck is advising those who must drive to be careful as high winds can cause debris on the roadway.  As conditions warrant, updates will be posted on the Town’s website at www.townofduck.com.

Regular trash collection for both residential and commercial properties will NOT be picked up on Monday, October 29, 2012.

Residential regular trash WILL be picked up on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Residential regular trash containers should be curbside before 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Commercial regular trash collection will resume on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 as regularly scheduled.

Recycling pick up is cancelled for this week. Recycling will be picked up on Monday, November 5, 2012.


Town of Kill Devil Hills –

 The following road closures have been implemented in Kill Devil Hills:

  • NC 12/Virginia Dare Trail from East Landing Drive north to Kitty Hawk
  • All cross-roads between NC 12/Virginia Dare Trail and US 158/Croatan Highway from Sportsman Drive north to Kitty Hawk

Residential refuse collection by the Town of Kill Devil Hills, and the collection of recyclables by Outer Banks Hauling:

  • Is canceled for Monday, October 29, 2012
  • Is rescheduled for the West side of US 158 on Tuesday, October 30, 2012; and
  • Is rescheduled for the East side of US 158 on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kill Devil Hills Administrative Offices closed at 12:00 noon today and will reopen to conduct the business of the Town on Tuesday, October 29, 2012 at 8:00 a.m.


Town of Kitty Hawk –

Kitty Hawk Police report that ocean water is covering Highway 158 between milepost 4 and 4.5.  This saltwater can be very damaging to your vehicle and motorists are being asked not to drive through it.


Town of Nags Head –

South Old Oregon Inlet Road remains impassable from the 9300 block south to the town line with the National Park Service.

 Reminder – Outer Banks Hauling will be collecting recyclables on Wednesday and NOT Tuesday as usual this week.


Other Storm Related Information –

 If electrical power is lost, local service providers can be reached at the following numbers:

  • Cape Hatteras Electric      Cooperative, Outage Reporting Number:       866-511-9862
  • Dominion Power:  1-866-DOM-HELP (366-4357)
  • Tideland EMC:  252-943-3046

The next scheduled update will be available at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 29.  The Dare County Emergency Operations Center will be operating throughout the storm and may be reached at 252-475-5655 or visit www.darenc.com for updated information.