Hatteras Island provides so many different opportunities for leisure activities for both vacationers and locals alike. With ample history, pristine surroundings and top water sport conditions, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Storm Update- Hurricane Sandy 10.30 1pm
October 30, 2012- 12:30 p.m. Update on Service Repairs Following Hurricane Sandy
Most roads in Dare County remain open, however, the following roads are closed due to impacts from ocean overwash:
Highway 12 on Hatteras Island remains closed.
The 158 Bypass in Kitty Hawk is closed near Milepost 4; however, all traffic is being rerouted through neighborhoods west of the highway.
There are areas of Highway 12 (Beach Road) in northern beach towns that remain closed.
Motorists are encouraged to use extreme caution, avoid standing water, and stay out of all barricaded areas. Avoid travel through the Bypass in Kitty Hawk, if possible.
Dare County Emergency Management advises that Dare MedFlight is operational and available for emergency medical evacuations, including Hatteras Island.
All visitors are asked to confirm reservations with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area.
Damage assessment teams are in the field today to survey the effects of the storm. Repair crews are working to correct the following service problems caused by Hurricane Sandy –
NC Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, south of Oregon Inlet, remains closed due to sand and water on the roadway. NC DOT is working to clear sand and water on Highway 12 to allow travel between villages and provide access to the emergency ferry dock in Rodanthe.
Ferry Service from Hatteras to Ocracoke continues to be suspended. Emergency Ferry service between Rodanthe and Stumpy Point is expected to begin operating this afternoon. Schedules will be announced as soon as determined.
A CenturyLink crew remains on scene in Rodanthe working to repair the damaged fiber cable to restore cell phone and internet service. Callers are asked, if possible, to dial 9-1-1 from a land line phone to report emergencies. During the repair, there is a possibility that customers may be without all fiber related service for up to an hour.
One-stop early voting is available today 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.
Updates from Dare County Emergency Management will continue to be released as updated information is available. The Dare County Emergency Operations Center may be reached at 252-475-5655.
Since today is Halloween, we decided to share with you a very popular story told for generations! From the outer banks, hundreds of stories have stemmed from actual events and local liars, and while some of these stories have museums and landmarks to pay homage to the tale, others simply survive by word of mouth.
The North Carolina coast is home to countless tall tales, legends and haunted stories to accompany its stunning and unique landscape of marshes, maritime forests, miles of beaches and sometimes unforgiving storms. From this locale, hundreds of stories have stemmed from actual events and local liars, and while some of these stories have museums and landmarks to pay homage to the tale, others simply survive by word of mouth.
Few visitors ever hear about or visit the Cora Tree, a sizeable live oak that is in the center of the Brigands Bay community in Frisco, but that hasn't stopped its legend from staying alive.
According to the legend, in the early 1700s, a strange woman na…
Beach Bear Cupcakes With summer in full swing, I thought these cute beach cupcakes were the perfect summertime treat. They are just too cute not to share! Here is how you can make your own cute beach cupcakes on your next beach vacation on Hatteras Island! ·Box cake mix and frosting. Tint frosting with blue food dye. · Grind Teddy Grahams in a food processor to use as “sand”. And save a few Teddys to be your beach goers! · Use Fruit Roll-Ups for the beach towels and sour Lifesaver gummies for the life preservers. ·That’s about it — they are pretty self-explanatory! The cupcakes are very easy to make and would be great addition to any summertime event! ENJOY!
We are very sorry to have to see you leave. Keep in mind,
this decision to evacuate was not made lightly. Our local government has
decided we are in danger. Remember we only have one way off the Island (NC HWY
12) and if it is breached we have no way on or off the Island. This can happen
even before the storm.
Time is of the essence in an evacuation and the roads will
become very congested as the day progresses. By law, the beach is closed as
soon as the evacuation takes effect. High tide is around 9pm tonight and we are
already experiencing overwash in Pea Island- travel is safest in daylight.
We ask that you be ready to evacuate no later than 3 hours
from when the official evacuation begins at 12:00, noon. Thi…