9/6/2019 Hurricane Dorian Update

5:00 p.m. 

September 6

A town-wide damage assessment has not yet been completed but, in general, the damage seems to be minor.  Structural damage appears to be limited to minor siding, roof, and fence damage. Town of Duck teams will be out tomorrow morning completing a full damage assessment.

The storm caused localized power outages.  Check with Dominion power for updates on power restoration.  

There is some standing water on NC 12 and it is passable.  Side roads also have areas of standing water and vegetative debris, so please drive slowly and with caution.

Overall, beach erosion is minor with some escarpments north of the pier.  Little to no soundside impacts have been identified at this time, but stay tuned to weather.gov/mhx for extended storm surge watches or warnings.

On the Duck Trail and in the Duck Town Park please be alert for downed limbs and other debris.  Crews will begin cleanup of these areas over the weekend.

The mandatory evacuation for Dare County remains in place due to hazardous conditions, including downed power lines and trees, impassable roadways and widespread power outages. Access into Dare County will remain restricted until preliminary assessments are completed to determine that conditions are safe. The Dare County Control Group will meet Saturday morning to review assessments and determine reentry procedures. A staged reentry process will be used to facilitate a safe and orderly return. 

Once reentry procedures are set, the information will be distributed via the county’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information. 

All messaging from Dare County Joint Information Center and Emergency Management can be found at https://www.darenc.com/departments/emergency-management/hurricane-dorian