HURRICANE MATTHEW UPDATES

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hurricane Irene Update September 1, 2011 7PM

Staged Re-Entry, By Village, Begins Sunday for Hatteras Island Residents

The first phase of a staged re-entry for residents of Hatteras Island begins 6:00 a.m. Sunday, September 4.

The staged re-entry will begin with the villages of Buxton, Hatteras, and Frisco. Conditions, utility service and other supporting infrastructure in those villages is the most conducive for re-entry at this time. As conditions improve in the remaining villages, re-entry will be established and announced as soon as possible.

Re-entry will originate at the NDCOT Ferry dock at Stumpy Point, on the Dare County Mainland. The re-entry times are staggered throughout the day in order to avoid long lines and further inconvenience.

Prior to entering the ferry, the vehicle operator must present a driver’s license showing a local address for the Village designated for re-entry with a last name matching the alphabetically indexed ferry boarding times. Following is the staged re-entry schedule –

Sunday, Sept 4 – Buxton residents

• Residents with last names, A through D – boarding at 6:00 am

• Residents with last names, E through H – boarding at 10:00 am

• Residents with last names, I through L – boarding at 12:30 pm

• Residents with last names, M through P – boarding at 4:00 pm

• Residents with last names, Q through T – boarding at 6:30 pm

• Residents U through Z, & any other Buxton residents – boarding at 10:00 pm

Monday, Sept 5 – Hatteras residents

• Residents with last names A through D – boarding at 6:00 am

• Residents with last names E through H – boarding at 10:00 am

• Residents with last names, I through L – boarding at 12:30 pm

• Residents with last names, M through P – boarding at 4:00 pm

• Residents with last names, Q through T – boarding at 6:30 pm

• Residents U through Z & any other Hatteras residents – boarding at 10:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept 6 – Frisco residents

• Residents with last names A through D – boarding at 6:00 am

• Residents with last names E through H – boarding at 10:00 am

• Residents with last names, I through L – boarding at 12:30 pm

• Residents with last names, M through P – boarding at 4:00 pm

• Residents with last names, Q through T – boarding at 6:30 pm

• Residents U through Z & any other Frisco residents – boarding at 10:00 pm

Prior to Sunday, September 4, the ferries will only be transporting critical personnel, essential commodities, and those with identified special medical needs.

Visitors are advised that the staged re-entry to Hatteras Island is only for residents. Visitors are welcome in portions of Dare County north of Oregon Inlet. If you need help finding accommodations, please contact the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau at 1-877-629-4386 or visit http://www.outerbanks.org/

CURFEW – HATTERAS ISLAND

The curfew on Hatteras Island remains in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. until further notice. During the curfew period, individuals should remain indoors. Those who violate the curfew are subject to criminal prosecution. The curfew also applies to anyone attempting to gain access to Hatteras Island by watercraft or any marine vessel during the curfew period.

CAPE HATTERAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (CHEC) – Update

Cooperative crews continue to work Thursday on the 115kV transmission line at Pea Island. Using a barge provided by Cape Dredging, they have been able to access the new inlet and carry the heavy equipment needed for the repair. This afternoon, the crews secured two new poles to carry the transmission lines. Two additional poles are needed to complete the temporary restoration.

In the tri-village, crews have been able to run both 2 megawatt generators parallel to power all four circuits. Residents of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo should now be able to enjoy non-stop emergency electric service. CHEC continues to urge all members to conserve use of electricity until permanent transmission service is restored.





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