Hurricane Florence - Mandatory Evacuation Issued
At this time, we regret to inform you that Dare County Emergency Management has called for a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island beginning today, September 10, 2018 at 12:00, noon.
View full press release here: https://www.darenc.com/Home/Components/News/News/5184/1420
We are very sorry to have to see you leave. Keep in mind, this decision to evacuate was not made lightly. Our local government has decided we are in danger. Remember we only have one way off the Island (NC HWY 12) and if it is breached we have no way on or off the Island. This can happen even before the storm.
Time is of the essence in an evacuation and the roads will become very congested as the day progresses. By law, the beach is closed as soon as the evacuation takes effect. High tide is around 9pm tonight and we are already experiencing overwash in Pea Island- travel is safest in daylight.
We ask that you be ready to evacuate no later than 3 hours from when the official evacuation begins at 12:00, noon. This will allow us to get the homes properly prepared for the storm and get our employees and their families to safety. As you can imagine, the storm prep for over 500 homes is an enormous undertaking. Your help will go a long way in minimizing potential damages and we ask that you please follow the instructions below if you are physically able. It only takes 10-15 minutes if everyone in your group helps.
We are very thankful that we have valuable guests and friends such as you. We are extremely concerned about your safety and well-being. Stay Safe!
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Dare County’s Website: www.darenc.com
North Carolina Road Conditions: http://www.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/
Dare County’s Webcams of Highway 12 on Hatteras Island:
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