Storm Update- Hurricane Sandy 10.29.12 6pm

October 29, 2012- 5:30 p.m. 
Soundside Flooding Expected Through Tuesday Morning 
Widespread soundside flooding is expected to occur now through Tuesday morning as the back portion of Hurricane Sandy passes the Outer Banks.  Dare County Emergency Management advises everyone to stay indoors.  If travel is necessary, use extreme caution and stay out of all barricaded areas.  Be prepared for the following –
Roanoke Island/Manteo/Wanchese
  • 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.
  • Hatteras Island
    • Soundside flooding will continue through the evening with 4 to 6 feet in the Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo Villages.
    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.
    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
    Visitors should consult with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area.
    County offices south of Oregon Inlet will be closed on Tuesday, October 30.  All other County offices will open on regular schedule, at 8:30 a.m.
    One-stop early voting will be available Tuesday, October 30 as scheduled at the Baum Center in Kill Devil Hills and at the Elections Office in Manteo, but is cancelled at the Fessenden Center in Buxton.  For more information about one-stop early voting, call the Dare County Board of Elections Office between 8:30 and 5:00 p.m. at 252-475-5630.
    Dare County Public Works has cancelled garbage collection for Tuesday, October 30.


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