The Dare County Control Group met Thursday morning and has established the following entry guidelines for the southernmost villages of Hatteras Island –
Frisco – Visitors will be allowed access to the village of Frisco beginning 7 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016.
Hatteras Village – Visitors will be allowed access to Hatteras Village beginning 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Visitors were allowed access to the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and most areas of Buxton beginning 7 a.m. this morning.
It is important for visitors to check with their rental company or accommodations provider to confirm reservations before traveling to the area since some properties were impacted and require repairs.Also, please be mindful that many residents and businesses of the island have suffered significant impacts and are in the process of recovering so your patience and understanding is truly appreciated.
For updated information regarding access to Ocracoke Island, visit hydecountync.gov.
Details regarding storm debris removal will be announced as soon as available. Dare County Emergency Management and Public Works are working with contractors to establish the guidelines and schedule.
Initial damage assessments indicate that approximately 4,000 properties throughout Dare County were impacted by the storm with an estimated $40 million in damages. These numbers will likely increase as damage assessment teams continue working in the field.
Dare County is working with the State of North Carolina to provide information to ensure that everything is in place to pursue FEMA disaster assistance for individuals who have suffered loss. Even though eligibility for individual assistance has not been determined for Dare County, you may go ahead and complete a FEMA application to speed up the process once eligibility for assistance is determined. For information on FEMA programs and to apply online visithttps://www.disasterassistance.gov/