After the Storm Update- Visitor Re-entry

VISITOR RE-ENTRY FOR AVON, BUXTON, FRISCO AND HATTERAS VILLAGE BEGINS ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 7:00am VIA FERRY SERVICE FROM SWAN QUARTER OR CEDAR ISLAND ---

Visitor Re-entry for Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras Village begins on Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 a.m. via ferry service from Swan Quarter or Cedar Island. Visitors traveling to these Villages will only be allowed to enter the island by ferry service originating in Swan Quarter or Cedar Island through Ocracoke to the ferry docks at Hatteras Village. Visitors will not be permitted on the emergency ferry route from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe.
The ferry route from Swan Quarter or Cedar Island requires a reservation and there is a fee for a portion of the trip. To make a mandatory reservation, call 1-800-293-3779 (press 2) or online at www.ncferry.org Visitors are encouraged to make ferry reservations as soon as possible for both their departure trip AND return trip.

EMERGENCY FERRY SERVICE FROM STUMPY POINT TO RODANTHE

The emergency ferry, from Stumpy Point to Rodanthe, will continue to operate for critical personnel, insurance adjusters, vendors carrying essential commodities, residents, and non-resident property owners ONLY. Due to the heavy traffic demand this places on the Stumpy Point to Rodanthe ferries, visitors will not able to be accommodated on the emergency ferry route at this time.

Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 4:30 a.m., the Ferry Division will give boarding priority on the emergency ferries to vehicles carrying essential commodities. Commercial vehicles are urged to use the overnight ferry trips in order to avoid congestion.
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR RODANTHE, WAVES, SALVO VISITORS

Visitors with upcoming travel plans for the villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo are advised that visitor re-entry will not begin until a future date, sometime after Thursday, September 29.

Visitors with travel plans to Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo over the next couple of weeks should seek accommodations elsewhere in Dare County, north of Oregon Inlet. If you need help finding lodging, contact the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau at 1-877-629-4386 or visit http://www.outerbanks/.

IMPORTANT RECOVERY INFORMATION – Online 24 hours per day at www.darenc.com

Comments

  1. Totally unfair situation for those of us who purchased trip insurance but won't be able to get ferry reservations because everyone else will be trying to get them as well. What happens if, God forbid, there's another evacuation order because another storm's on its way? How does Dare County expect to evacuate the island using the two ferry systems? This is the WORST possible solution. It's NO solution AT ALL and we feel like we've been screwed out of our hard-earned money.

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  2. I have insurance but it won't matter cause the money-grubbers have "opened" most of the island to visitors. Wonderful. I get to add 4+ hours to my trip ferry-hopping only to get to a rental that surely is in disrepair or dirty. Then I have to fight DESERVING locals (who understandably don't want me there) for food, gas and essentials.

    All interested parties need to re-examine their priorities there. You might save some of this year's rental $ but you will pay for it in future years because a lot of people will never return.

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