Access to Hatteras Island
As previously announced, visitors will be allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe,
Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
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. Local officials will meet again on
Thursday morning to review recovery efforts to determine if a time frame can be
established for visitors to enter the southernmost villages. Any updates will be
announced as quickly as possible. Sign up to receive email notifications at
Dare County Schools
Cape Hatteras Schools only will operate on a 2-hour delay on Thursday, October 13.
All other Dare County Schools will operate on a regular schedule.
Town of Duck
Road Update: Standing water from Hurricane Matthew remains on most side streets with
some flood waters deep enough to require a larger vehicle to pass through safely. Motorist
should use extreme caution on these streets.
Duck Road throughout town is passable and travel is moving freely. Motorists should
exercise caution while traveling northbound on Duck Road in the area just north of Quail
Way and just north of Sanderling Resort as there is still some standing water in the
roadway. There also remains some standing water in the roadway traveling southbound
between Bias Drive and East Charles Jenkins Lane.
National Park Service
The National Park Service reports that all Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitor services
and facilities on Hatteras Island, north of Frisco, will open tomorrow at 9:00 am. The status
of beach access ramps will be posted on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook
Dare County Emergency Management and Public Works are working to determine storm
debris estimates and have met with debris removal contractors to establish guidelines and a
schedule for storm debris collection. Details will be announced as soon as available.
Damage assessment teams continue to work throughout the county and initial damage
estimates will be available once information is collected and compiled.
Dare County is working with the State of North Carolina to provide information to ensure
that everything necessary is in place to pursue FEMA disaster assistance. If you have
damage or loss from this disaster, complete a FEMA application now to speed up the
process once eligibility for assistance has been determined. For information on FEMA
programs and to apply online visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/
Disaster Relief Information
Anyone in need of assistance should contact the Dare County Department of Health and
Human Services, Social Services Division at 475-5500 for those north of the Bonner Bridge
and 475-9320 for Hatteras Island.
The Outer Banks Community Foundation is coordinating all monetary donations. At this
time monetary donations are the greatest help to those in need rather than donations of
clothing and other goods., Donations can be made online at www.obxdisaster.org, or
mailed to the Outer Banks Community Foundation at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores,
NC 27949. Please write “Disaster Relief” in the check memo line.
The next bulletin will be issued as needed, no later than Thursday, October 13 at 12 noon.