Monday, August 3
Dare County Will Experience Impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias; Complete Preparations Now
A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning are now in effect for Dare County until further notice. In addition, a Beach Hazards Statement has been issued and a High Surf Advisory will become effective early Tuesday morning. For updated information, including updated watches and warnings from the National Weather Service, visit www.weather.gov/mhx. Follow them on Twitter @NWSMoreheadCity.
The State of Emergency declaration remains in effect for Dare County and includes a mandatory evacuation order for Hatteras Island.
Tropical Storm Isaias will bring impacts to Dare County and now is the time to complete preparations. Ocean conditions will worsen and tornadoes remain a possibility. Storm surge inundation may reach 2 to 4 feet above normally dry ground. Secure outdoor items and move vehicles and property from flood prone areas especially in areas flooded by southerly winds and near vulnerable ocean dune structures on Hatteras Island. Soundside water levels can be monitored at https://fiman.nc.gov/. As conditions deteriorate overnight, it will be important to keep your cell phone charged and turned on with public safety alerts enabled.
Ocean conditions are extremely dangerous and will remain so over the next few days. Everyone should stay out of the water, even experienced swimmers. For updated beach forecasts, visit weather.gov/beach/.
Dare County Offices north of Oregon Inlet are open today and Tuesday; however, offices on Hatteras Island are closed and will be closed tomorrow.
Due to high wind expectations, trash collection that would normally take place on Tuesday, August 4 in the following areas will now take place on Wednesday, August 5: the residential areas of Manteo (outside Town limits), Wanchese, Skyco, Manns Harbor, East Lake and Stumpy Point.
The trash collection schedule for Hatteras Island, which was modified over the weekend and collected earlier than usual, will resume regular operations for Thursday and Friday.
In addition to the modified trash collection schedule, the Manns Harbor Transfer Station, the C&D Landfill, and the Buxton Transfer Station will be closed on Tuesday, August 4.
Town staff continue to monitor the storm track. Please be sure that your trash and recycling cans have been rolled back from the curb and that outdoor items are secured by this afternoon.
Tornadoes are possible with Isaias. Make sure your phone is charged, emergency alerts are activated, and your phone is on before you go to bed tonight.
The Town of Duck administrative office will be opening at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4. We continue to ask people to call or email so that we may assist you with remote service as appropriate. If you have an emergency, please call 911.
Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaias potential storm surge may result in sound side flooding. Now is the time to take any precautions necessary.
The Town of Kitty Hawk has declared a State of Emergency in advance of the storm and continues to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaias.
After your trash has been collected, please make every effort to roll-in and secure your trash bin.
At this time, the Town Council Meeting scheduled for this evening at 6:00 pm will be held as planned.
Due to impending Tropical Storm Isaias, the Tuesday, August 4, 2020, West Side refuse collection has been suspended. At this time, we anticipate an adjusted refuse collection for the West Side occurring on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. For recycling customers, Outer Banks Hauling will also be following this adjusted schedule. Please do not place any refuse containers out for collection on Tuesday. Secure all refuse containers on your property. Be sure to tie down or bring inside any unsecured lawn items.
All Kill Devil Hills’ offices will continue to operate on a normal schedule. However, due to COVID-19, Town offices are accessible by appointment only. If you have business with the Town call, email, or visit our website for assistance.
We encourage you to visit and follow the Town’s website: www.kdhnc.com/438/News and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/townofkdh for the latest storm briefings and for updated information on changes in Kill Devil Hills’ regular services schedule. Be sure to sign up to receive emergency alert notifications from Kill Devil Hills and Dare County www.kdhnc.com/772.
The Town of Manteo issued an Emergency Declaration for Isaias, and we urge everyone to complete your storm preparations. We are under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Watch, with current forecasts predicting 2-4 feet of flooding along with tropical storm-force winds. Please secure trash cans, dumpsters, and loose items. Please relocate property or vehicles that are in flood-prone areas. For your safety, DO NOT enter floodwaters. Turn around, don’t drown. For storm information, visit the National Weather Service site at weather.gov/mhx or go to Dare County’s Isaias website at https://www.darenc.com/departments/emergency-management/isaias.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
All facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore are closed. To view the most up-to-date information and conditions for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, go to: https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/operational-status-report.htm.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial is closed. The park will reopen after post-storm assessments are completed. To view the most up-to-date information and conditions for Wright Brothers National Memorial, go to: https://www.nps.gov/wrbr/planyourvisit/operational-status-report.htm.
The next update will be issued no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3.