HURRICANE MATTHEW UPDATES

Monday, October 10, 2016

Update 11: Monday, October 10, 2016: 5PM

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County of Dare
Department of Public Relations
P.O. Box 1000, Manteo North Carolina 27954
 
For Immediate Release: 10/10/2016 Contact: Public Relations Office
252.475.5900
darecountypr@darenc.com

Announcement Regarding Priority 3 Entry For Non-Resident Property Owners and Non-Resident Employees of Businesses

Non-Resident Property Owners will be permitted entry to areas north of Oregon Inlet effective 2:00 PM today. This includes the Towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head, Roanoke Island and mainland Dare County. 

Non-Resident Property Owners must show the "North of Oregon Inlet" reentry permit that was mailed to them by Emergency Management or have a current Dare County property tax receipt, which can be obtained online at the Dare County website www.darenc.com. 

Non-resident employees of businesses will be allowed entry with a reentry pass. For information regarding re-entry passes and procedures for Dare County, visit www.darenc.com/reentry. 

HATTERAS ISLAND - ACCESS INFORMATION 

Restrictions for access to Hatteras Island remain in place. At this time, access is permitted only for the following - - - 

Priority One - Essential Personnel - (Utilities, Government, Medical Personnel) 
Priority Two - Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses 
Hatteras Island Non-Resident Property Owners and Non-Resident Employees of Businesses will be allowed access to Hatteras Island effective 7:00 AM, Tuesday, October 11 with proper identification. 

Non-Resident Property Owners will need to show their "South of Oregon Inlet" reentry permit or have a current Dare County property tax receipt. Non-resident employees of businesses will be allowed entry with a reentry pass. 

Important Safety Notice For Those Accessing Hatteras Island - Use extreme caution traveling between the Bonner Bridge and Rodanthe due to large amounts of sand and water on NC Highway 12. NCDOT is working to address the situation. Until conditions improve, travel in this area should only be attempted in high profile 4-wheel drive vehicles. 

We realize visitors are anxiously waiting to receive notice to enter Dare County. It is important for Dare County Emergency Management and local officials to ensure that infrastructure and services are in place to properly accommodate guests. Updates regarding visitor reentry will be announced as soon as a determination is made. No announcements are expected before Tuesday afternoon. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

For updated information regarding the status of all roads and bridges in Dare County and across North Carolina, visit tims.ncdot.gov/tims or call 877.368.4968. For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12. 

Residents and visitors can contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visiting www.darenc.com for updated information. 

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