The Dare County Control Group met again this morning to review Hurricane Matthew. The current forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm tracking further south than previously predicted and away from Dare County. While this is an improved forecast for our area, it is too early to know for sure that this latest track will continue to hold its course.
Because of the uncertainty of the forecast, residents and visitors are urged to remain vigilant and continue to closely monitor the storm because even moderate changes in the projected path could lead to significant impacts for Dare County. The state of emergency declaration will remain in place in case conditions change and protective measures become necessary.
Dare County is already experiencing dangerous rip currents and rough surf conditions that are expected to continue. Dare County Emergency Management strongly urges everyone to stay out of the ocean.
Dare County Public Works is operating on a regular trash collection schedule. Because of the winds that are anticipated in the coming days, residents are asked to roll up and secure their garbage cans as quickly as possible after pickup to reduce the risk of injury and property damage.
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Residents and visitors may contact Dare County Emergency Management by calling 252.475.5655 or visiting www.darenc.com for updated information.