Tropical Storm Hermine Update 09-03-16 2PM
HERMINE HAS IMPACTED ROADS IN COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
At this time the following bridges in Northeastern NC are closed to traffic due to high winds: Virginia Dare, Alligator River, Oregon Inlet/Bonner Bridge, Old Manns Harbor and Wright Memorial. Please avoid travel in these areas, especially in high profile vehicles.
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If a flooded roadway is encountered, turn around and seek an alternate route.
TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN
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HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED OVER LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Motorists in North Carolina should expect heavier than normal traffic due to holiday weekend travel from Friday, September 2nd to Monday, September 5th. Motorists should expect SIGNIFICANT delays on I-85 south of the Virginia State line due to long-term construction. Motorists should use alternate routes to avoid this area.
Last updated 9/3/2016 2:00 pmhttp://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/
County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954
|For Immediate Release: 9/3/2016||Contact: Public Relations Office|
Hermine Leaves Standing Water, Downed Trees & Power Lines, and Dangerous Surf
Tropical Storm Hermine passed through the area overnight leaving standing water and a number of downed trees and power lines.
NCDOT and local fire departments continue working to clear the roads as quickly as possible. While an initial inspection indicates that all roads in the county are passable, please limit travel this morning to allow cleanup crews time to work safely.
Overnight, a reported tornado touched down at a campground in Hatteras Village. Initial reports were two trailers damaged with four people transported to the Avon Medical Clinic with minor injuries. Later reports indicate that two cabanas were also damaged.
While the storm has passed, winds will continue to shift this morning and the potential for soundside flooding remains. Storm surge inundation forecasts can be found at http://tinyurl.com/j7lbsrq.
Safety is an important consideration as howeowners and businesses survey their property and begin clean up. Remember:
Beware of downed power lines. Report them as soon as possible and stay away from both the downed lines and trees that may be touching them.
Do not walk in or play in flooded areas especially in bare feet or flimsy footwear. You may be at risk for possible infection or injury from flood waters. If you do come into contact with flood water, wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and safe water.
Surf conditions will remain rough for a few more days with high risk for rip currents and large breaking surf indicating that conditions are dangerous for swimmers of all levels.