This will be the last Dare County Bulletin that we will post as they now no longer pertain to the northern beaches. For the latest information on Hatteras Island, please visit the Dare County Emergency web site.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has worked diligently to clear sand and water from NC Highway 12 on Hatteras Island and has indicated that conditions will soon
allow for safe travel.
All Hatteras Island volunteer fire departments and emergency service personnel are
working closely with Dare County Emergency Management to ensure that the necessary
resources and infrastructure are in place in preparation for the arrival of visitors.
Based on current conditions, the Dare County Control Group has determined that visitors
will be allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton
beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
Previous restrictions 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 Village. Residents, non-resident property owners and non-resident
employees of businesses with proper reentry passes will be allowed access.
It is important for visitors coming to unrestricted villages check with their rental
company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the
area since some properties were impacted and require repairs. Please be mindful that
many residents and businesses of the island have suffered significant impacts and are in
the process of recovering so your patience and understanding is truly appreciated.
Once the ferries from Hatteras Village to Ocracoke Island are operational, Hyde County
officials have indicated there will be restricted access to Ocracoke Island. There will be no
access for visitors to Ocracoke Island until further notice from Hyde County officials. Only
those with proper identification as outlined by Hyde County will be allowed access to the
ferry dock once ferries are up and running.
Please keep in mind that there is still sand and water on roadways and motorists should
proceed with caution. Go slowly through standing water because creating wake will cause
damage to vehicles and nearby properties.