Dare County Public Official Evacuation Advisory - Fri 9/16, 6:00pm
MANDATORY PROHIBITION OF HATTERAS ISLAND VISITORS WITHOUT FERRY RESERVATIONS
Due to changing weather conditions that have suspended the emergency ferry service between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe, Dare County has placed a mandatory prohibition on visitors without ferry reservations to Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village.
There are supplies, facilities and infrastructure to safely accommodate visitors currently on the island and for those with ferry reservations; however, suspension of the emergency ferry service has compromised the supply lines and other infrastructure needed to preserve and protect public safety for additional guests who cannot secure access via the ferry service from Swan Quarter and Cedar Island.
Once operational, the emergency ferry, from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe, will only transport critical personnel, insurance adjusters, vendors carrying essential commodities, residents, and non-resident property owners. Due to the heavy traffic demand on the Stumpy Point to Rodanthe ferries, visitors will not be able to be accommodated on the emergency ferry route.
For updated ferry information, call 1-800-293-3779.