Saturday, September 3, 2016

TS Hermine- Bridge Update 09-03-16 4PM

HERMINE HAS IMPACTED ROADS IN COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
At this time the following bridges in Northeastern NC are closed to traffic due to high winds: Virginia Dare heading east and the Alligator River. Please avoid travel in these areas, especially in high profile vehicles.
For information on specific roads select a Region, Route, or County from the pull down menus below.
If a flooded roadway is encountered, turn around and seek an alternate route. 
TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN
For updated watches and warnings from the National Weather Service, click HERE
HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED OVER LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Motorists in North Carolina should expect heavier than normal traffic due to holiday weekend travel from Friday, September 2nd to Monday, September 5th. Motorists should expect SIGNIFICANT delays on I-85 south of the Virginia State line due to long-term construction. Motorists should use alternate routes to avoid this area.
Last updated 9/3/2016 4:25 pm

Tropical Storm Hermine Update 09-03-16 2PM


HERMINE HAS IMPACTED ROADS IN COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
At this time the following bridges in Northeastern NC are closed to traffic due to high winds: Virginia Dare, Alligator River, Oregon Inlet/Bonner Bridge, Old Manns Harbor and Wright Memorial. Please avoid travel in these areas, especially in high profile vehicles.
For information on specific roads select a Region, Route, or County from the pull down menus below.
If a flooded roadway is encountered, turn around and seek an alternate route. 
TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN
For updated watches and warnings from the National Weather Service, click HERE
HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED OVER LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Motorists in North Carolina should expect heavier than normal traffic due to holiday weekend travel from Friday, September 2nd to Monday, September 5th. Motorists should expect SIGNIFICANT delays on I-85 south of the Virginia State line due to long-term construction. Motorists should use alternate routes to avoid this area.
Last updated 9/3/2016 2:00 pm
http://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/

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County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954
 
For Immediate Release: 9/3/2016 Contact: Public Relations Office
252.475.5900
darecountypr@darenc.com

Hermine Leaves Standing Water, Downed Trees & Power Lines, and Dangerous Surf

Tropical Storm Hermine passed through the area overnight leaving standing water and a number of downed trees and power lines.  

NCDOT and local fire departments continue working to clear the roads as quickly as possible. While an initial inspection indicates that all roads in the county are passable, please limit travel this morning to allow cleanup crews time to work safely.  

Overnight, a reported tornado touched down at a campground in Hatteras Village. Initial reports were two trailers damaged with four people transported to the Avon Medical Clinic with minor injuries. Later reports indicate that two cabanas were also damaged. 

While the storm has passed, winds will continue to shift this morning and the potential for soundside flooding remains. Storm surge inundation forecasts can be found at http://tinyurl.com/j7lbsrq. 

Safety is an important consideration as howeowners and businesses survey their property and begin clean up. Remember: 

Beware of downed power lines. Report them as soon as possible and stay away from both the downed lines and trees that may be touching them.  

Do not walk in or play in flooded areas especially in bare feet or flimsy footwear. You may be at risk for possible infection or injury from flood waters. If you do come into contact with flood water, wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and safe water. 

Surf conditions will remain rough for a few more days with high risk for rip currents and large breaking surf indicating that conditions are dangerous for swimmers of all levels. 

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Tropical Storm Hermine- Road Warning

Warning: High salt water tides are being experienced on roads in the villages of Hatteras and Frisco. It is recommended that drivers stay off of roadways and inside through the duration of Tropical Storm Hermine when possible. Please contact our office with questions. 800-428-8372 or email hatteras.info@hatterasrealty.com. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

TS Hermine Update #3 09-02-16 11AM


Tropical Storm Hermine is forecasted to continue into Georgia and move up the coast and impact Hatteras Island Friday night into Saturday. Hatteras Island is now under a tropical storm warning. As the storm tracks north we are expecting to see storm force winds of 30-45 mph with higher gusts around 50-55 mph with significant amounts of rain, heavy surf and the potential for soundside flooding. We will continue to monitor the progress of the storm and post updates as needed or available.

If you are planning to travel Friday OR Saturday keep in mind that the majority of HWY 12 is low lying; torrential rain bands that can come with the approach of a tropical system can rapidly (and deeply) flood the roadways and cause dangerous conditions. Additionally, higher seas, onshore winds, combined with high tides may bring over wash conditions to the highway in vulnerable areas.  You may want to consider scheduling travel on the island during lower tide times. Currently it looks like Saturday travel will be the most challenging. For guests that are scheduled to check out this weekend, should you choose to leave early, please let your check-in office know.

For guests arriving on Saturday, we urge you to use your best judgment when deciding to travel. Keep in mind that the tropical storm force wind field will extend very far inland from the coast as will the heavy rains.  Flash flooding is a strong possibility. There will be an increased threat of tornadoes in Eastern North Carolina and Eastern Virginia. Please email us (hatteras.info@hatterasrealty.com) to let us know if you are planning to delay your arrival until Sunday morning when the weather clears.





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County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954
For Immediate Release: 9/2/2016Contact: Public Relations Office
252.475.5900
darecountypr@darenc.com


Make Final Storm Preparations and Travel Decisions Before Storm Conditions Arrive

A Tropical Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch remain in effect for all areas of Dare County. A variety of impacts are expected as Tropical Storm Hermine approaches, including possible flash flooding, tropical storm force winds, minor to moderate storm surge and beach erosion. 

Outside weather preparations should be completed as soon as possible before weather conditions worsen. Now is also the time to complete all other emergency preparations. Guests planning to depart the area on Saturday should consider leaving today before weather conditions deteriorate or postponing travel until Sunday. Be sure to check the forecast for your travel route and destination before departing. 

Tropical storm force winds are expected to arrive late Friday or early Saturday and continue through late Saturday afternoon. Residents and visitors should be prepared to stay indoors, away from windows, during what is anticipated to be a fast-moving storm. 

Widespread rainfall of 5 to 8 inches is anticipated with isolated amounts of up to 10 inches. Prolonged heavy rainfall could result in flash flooding. These conditions make travel hazardous, especially along NC 12 and other roadways prone to flooding. If travel is necessary, use caution and expect delays. If you encounter water covering the road - turn around, don't drown. It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters because you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground underneath. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited. 

There will be minor to moderate storm surge flooding of 1 to 3 feet above ground levels in some areas. The current forecast indicates that areas along the Pamlico Sound from Hatteras Village north will be more prone to soundside flooding. The National Hurricane Center has released storm surge inundation maps for Tropical Storm Hermine. They may be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/j7lbsrq. 

The threat of rip currents will remain high through the weekend indicating that the surf is dangerous for swimmers of all levels. 

To stay up to date with the latest weather and traffic conditions in Dare County, download the free Ready NC App at www.ncready.org. 

Subscribe to receive email updates from Dare County Emergency Management at www.DareCountyEM.com and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter. 

View the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx 

For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC1 2

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine- Update #2 09-01-16 9PM

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County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954
 
For Immediate Release: 9/1/2016 Contact: Public Relations Office
252.475.5900
darecountypr@darenc.com

Tropical Storm Warning Now in Effect for Dare County

As of 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Warning that includes all areas of Dare County. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical wind conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within the next 36 hours. While we were fortunate with Tropical Depression #8 passing off the coast earlier this week, Hermine will bring impacts as the storm approaches.  

Residents and visitors are encouraged to go ahead and prepare now by securing loose outdoor items before the winds increase. Now is the time to ensure your emergency kit is properly stocked and your emergency plan is reviewed. 

Tropical storm force winds are expected to arrive late Friday or early Saturday and continue through late Saturday afternoon. Residents and visitors should be prepared to stay indoors, away from windows, during what is anticipated to be a fast-moving storm. 

Widespread rainfall of 5 to 8 inches is anticipated with isolated amounts of up to 10 inches. Prolonged heavy rainfall could result in flash flooding. These conditions make travel hazardous, especially along NC 12 and other roadways prone to flooding. Travelers should check the weather forecast before leaving home. Motorists are advised to use caution and anticipate delays.  

The threat of rip currents will remain high through the weekend indicating that the surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers. 

To stay up to date with the latest weather and traffic conditions in Dare County, download the free Ready NC App at www.ncready.org. 

Subscribe to receive email updates from Dare County Emergency Management at www.DareCountyEM.com and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter. 

View the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx. 

For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit ww.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12w. 



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Tropical Storm Hermine Update #1 09-01-16 4PM


Tropical Storm Hermine Will Bring Substantial Rain and Heavy Wind

While Tropical Depression #8 passed off our coast earlier this week without impact, Dare County Emergency Management is asking residents and visitors to pay close attention to Tropical Storm Hermine as it heads our way after making landfall in Florida. While the exact tract of the storm may change, Dare County is likely to experience substantial rain and heavy wind as the system moves through the area this weekend. 

Tropical storm force winds are expected to arrive late Friday or early Saturday and continue through Saturday afternoon. Go ahead and secure loose outdoor items before the strong winds arrive. Now is the time to ensure your emergency kit is properly stocked and your emergency plan is reviewed. 

Widespread rainfall of 5 to 8 inches is anticipated with isolated amounts of up to 10 inches. 
Prolonged heavy rainfall could result in flash flooding. These conditions make travel hazardous, especially along NC 12 and other roadways prone to flooding. Travelers should check the weather forecast before leaving home. Motorists are advised to use caution and anticipate delays. 

The threat of rip currents will remain high through the weekend indicating that the surf is dangerous for all levels of swimmers. 

To stay up to date with the latest weather and traffic conditions in Dare County, download the free Ready NC App at www.ncready.org . 

Subscribe to receive email updates from Dare County Emergency Management at www.DareCountyEM.com and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter. 

View the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx. 

For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit ww.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12




Wednesday, August 31, 2016

No Watches or Warnings

There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect, however, we will continue to monitor Depression #9.