HURRICANE MATTHEW UPDATES

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Travel Advisory 10.30.12 6pm


October 30, 2012- 5:30 p.m. 
Bulletin #5 All Dare County Offices Opening on Schedule Tomorrow 
All Dare County Offices, north and south of Oregon Inlet, will be opening tomorrow (Wednesday, October 31) at the regular time.
One-stop voting will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, October 31) as scheduled in Manteo, Kill Devil Hills and Buxton.  For more information about one-stop voting, call the Dare County Board of Elections Office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (252)475-5630.
Update from the Town of Kitty Hawk –
All lanes of Highway 158 in Kitty Hawk at milepost 4 remain closed due to flooding.  Traffic is currently being rerouted on a detour through neighborhoods west of Highway 158.   Visitwww.townofkittyhawk.org to view a map of the detour.  Motorists should expect delays and slow travel in this area.
All of NC Highway 12 and streets between Highway 12 and Highway 158 remain closed due to flood waters.  The Kitty Hawk Police Department is advising all residents, visitors and property management companies that the areas east of US 158 toward the ocean are closed to everyone but emergency personnel.    No one is allowed in this area until further notice, due to debris and downed power lines.
Pumping operations have begun east of Highway 158 and work will continue through the evening to set up additional pumps.  As a result, a general swimming advisory has been issued for the last two days of the swimming season.
Town staff have started property damage assessments and have completed oceanfront and beach road frontage properties.  As flood water continues to subside, they will continue with damage assessments.
Commercial trash collection is scheduled for Wednesday and regular residential collection will resume on Thursday.
Phone number correction from a previous bulletin – 
The information from NCDOT about the emergency ferry route activation had an incorrect phone number listed for Dare County Emergency Management.  The correct telephone number for information about re-entry guidelines is (252) 475-5655.
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. 
NC 12 Photos Released October 30, 2012
NC Highway 12 - South of New Inlet Bridge
NC Highway 12 – South of New Inlet Bridge
Dare County Emergency Management has released photos of damage to NC Highway 12. All photos were taken between Oregon Inlet Bridge and Rodanthe, NC. Photos were taken Tuesday, October 30, 2012. NCDOT is at the scene and repairs are underway.

Click here to view photos.


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