Storm Update- Hurricane Sandy 10.29.12 1pm


October 29, 2012 -12:30 p.m. 
Prepare for Widespread Soundside Flooding
Dare County Emergency Management advises everyone to prepare for soundside flooding throughout Dare County –
Roanoke Island – Manteo
  • Prepare for inundation of 4 to 6 feet above ground.  Causeway and downtown Manteo will have flooding over town docks.  Highest impacts will be seen after sunset.
Northern Portions – Including Municipalities
  • Prepare for inundation along soundside areas of 4 to 6 feet.  Water intrusion in lower floors of low lying buildings is possible.  Move high value items to higher ground, including vehicles and boats.
Mainland Dare County –
  • Manns Harbor and Stumpy Point should expect inundation of 4 to 6 feet above ground with flooding of low lying structures.  Vehicles and boats should be relocated to higher ground.
Hatteras Island –
  • Soundside flooding will continue through the evening with 4 to 6 feet in the Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo Villages.
Dare County Emergency Management advises everyone to stay indoors.  If travel is necessary, use caution and be alert for dangerous flooded conditions with water and sand overwash on all roads throughout Dare County.
NC Highway 12 south of Oregon Inlet remains closed due to sand and water on the roadway.  NCDOT will continue working to clear the road, assess damage and make repairs to reopen it as quickly as possible.
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative reports that Hatteras Village is without power and service is not expected to be restored until later today.
NCDOT has suspended ferry service between Hatteras Village and Ocracoke.  Operations will return to normal as soon as winds diminish and conditions are safe.  NCDOT road information is available by calling 511 or online at www.ncdot.gov/travel
Visitors should consult with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area.
All County offices have closed for the day, including one-stop early voting in Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, and Buxton.
Dare County Public Works has cancelled garbage collection for Tuesday, October 30.
Other Storm Related Information –
If electrical power is lost, local service providers can be reached at the following numbers:
  • Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative, Outage Reporting Number:  866-511-9862
  • Dominion Power:  1-866-DOM-HELP (366-4357)
  • Tideland EMC:  252-943-3046
The next scheduled update will be available at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 29.  The Dare County Emergency Operations Center will be operating throughout the storm and may be reached at 252-475-5655.

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