Hurricane Dorian Update

Dare County is allowing unrestricted access to the areas of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, beginning at 4pm Sunday September 8, 2019.  Corolla will open to visitors at 8am Monday, September 9, 2019. 

Atlantic Realty staff has been inspecting and getting properties ready for guests.  However, we ask that incoming guests be patient as much of our staff was only able to access the island as of Saturday.  We will be working hard to get everything ready by the time you arrive.  Pool and spa services may be delayed and there may still be minor debris around the property.  Guests will be notified directly if their home will not be available for check in due to damage.  Drive safely and please understand there may be heavy traffic to access the Outer Banks. 

Please check this page often for updates or visit Dare County's Emergency Management Page for the latest bulletins and advisories. 

For guests who purchased Travel Insurance, please begin the claim process by clicking  RedSky Expedited Claim Form Link Here.   If you have any questions, you may call Red Sky's customer support at 1-866-889-7409. 

Updated Reentry Guidelines for Sunday, September 8

Post Date:09/08/2019 5:44 AM

Bulletin #12
6:00  a.m.

For areas south of Oregon Inlet (Hatteras Island), Priority Three reentry becomes effective on Sunday, September 8 at 12 noon. Priority Three includes non-resident property owners and employees of non-critical businesses. Non-resident property owners must have a valid reentry permit and matching current government-issued ID OR a current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government-issued ID. Non-resident employees of non-critical businesses must have a valid reentry permit with matching current government-issued ID. The County’s online reentry permitting system and detailed information about the staged reentry process is available at www.darenc.com/reentry. Sand and water remain on many Hatteras Island roadways. Drive slowly and proceed with caution. 

Areas north of Oregon Inlet will have unrestricted access beginning Sunday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. This includes Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Roanoke Island, Colington Island, Martin’s Point, and the Dare mainland. Visitors are asked to check with their accommodations provider before traveling to the area to ensure the availability of their rental property. 

Dangerous surf conditions remain. Beachgoers are asked to check ocean conditions before heading out at https://www.weather.gov/beach/mhx

The Dare County Control Group will continue meeting to determine when Priority Four reentry for Hatteras Island is safe for visitors. Updates will be distributed via the County’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information.


Priority Two Reentry for Areas North of Oregon Inlet Begins Saturday at 12 noon; Access to Hatteras Island Remains Closed

Post Date:09/07/2019 9:05 AM

Bulletin #10
9:30 a.m.

Priority Two Reentry for Areas North of Oregon Inlet (Permanent Residents and Critical Businesses) Begins Saturday at 12 noon; Access to Hatteras Island Remains Closed

The Dare County Control Group met this morning (Saturday) to receive updated information regarding initial assessments including road conditions and power restoration efforts. The following reentry guidelines have been established based on current conditions: 

Access to Hatteras Island remains closed until further notice. This includes all areas south of Oregon Inlet including the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras Village. NCDOT continues efforts to clear the roads of sand and water, and make repairs as necessary. A checkpoint has been established to restrict entry to Hatteras Island. 

For areas north of Oregon Inlet, priority two reentry begins Saturday, September 7 at 12 noon. Priority Two includes permanent residents and essential personnel for critical businesses. Permanent residents must present a valid NC driver’s license or government-issued ID with a local address in an area of the County north of Oregon Inlet. Essential personnel of critical businesses must present a priority two reentry permit with a matching government-issued id.    

Please proceed with caution due to standing water, tree limbs, and debris that are still on some roadways. Many traffic lights are still not operating. Watch for hazards, including loose or dangling power lines and report them to local law enforcement or power companies. Please respect crews along roadways that are working diligently to restore power and clear roadways. 

Restrictions on ocean swimming remain in place due to dangerous surf conditions and strong rip currents along the beaches. Everyone must stay out of the water as it is unsafe for even the most experienced swimmers.  

For detailed information about the staged reentry process and to apply for permits, visit www.darenc.com/reentry.

The Dare County Control Group will continue to meet to assess conditions and implement reentry for additional priorities as conditions improve and power is restored. Updates will be distributed via the county’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information.

Restricted Access Into Dare County Remains; Curfew Established for Hatteras Island; Impacts Being Assessed

Post Date:09/06/2019 4:28 PM

Bulletin #9
4:35 p.m.

The mandatory evacuation for Dare County remains in place due to hazardous conditions, including downed power lines and trees, impassable roadways and widespread power outages. Access into Dare County will remain restricted until preliminary assessments are completed to determine that conditions are safe. The Dare County Control Group will meet Saturday morning to review assessments and determine reentry procedures. A staged reentry process will be used to facilitate a safe and orderly return. 

Once reentry procedures are set, the information will be distributed via the county’s emergency alert system. Sign up to receive alerts via text, voice and email at www.darenc.com/alerts or visit darenc.com for updated information. 

Watch for hazards including loose or dangling power lines and report them to local law enforcement or power companies. Motorists are advised to proceed with extreme caution, as standing water and sand may be on roadways.

The Dare County Control Group has established a curfew for Hatteras Island (all areas south of Oregon Inlet) from 8:00 p.m. Friday through 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Roadways on Hatteras Island are covered with sand and water making travel extremely hazardous. NCDOT is working to assess damage along NC 12. All of Hatteras Island is without power. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative crews are out in the field working on restoration efforts.

Water service to Hatteras Village has been turned off due to a leak that cannot be found and repaired due to flooding. Crews are standing by and once the water recedes, repairs will be made and a water pressure advisory will be issued with a recommendation to boil water. 

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Hurricane Dorian: Evacuation Issued for Currituck Outer Banks

Due to the forecasted track of Hurricane Dorian, Currituck County is declaring a State of Emergency effective at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Under this State of Emergency, Currituck County is issuing a mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks communities of:

  • Corolla
  • Carova

to begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Anyone who may need Evacuation Assistance may call Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.

All residents and property owners in Currituck County should make preparations today for the impending arrival of Hurricane Dorian.

The National Hurricane Center predicts that tropical storm force winds will reach Currituck in the afternoon of Thursday, September 5.

Local rainfall could be up to 15” depending on the final path of the storm, with 2’-3’ of storm surge. Residents should be aware of possible flooding throughout the community.

At this time, all Currituck County Government offices remain open on a normal schedule. The Clerk of Superior Court announced that Criminal Court scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019 has been cancelled.

Vacationers planning to visit Currituck County this weekend should check with their property manager or rental companies to see if access to the Outer Banks will be available. Visitors will not be allowed into the Outer Banks during the evacuation.

Citizens with additional questions check out may call 252-232-2115 for local information. Currituck County will also post regular updates on:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/CurrituckGovernment/
Twitter:  twitter.com/CurrituckGov

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State of Emergency Issued For Dare County; Evacuation Orders Issued

Post Date:09/02/2019 2:41 PM
  • Contact Dare County Emergency Management
  • Phone252.475.5655

Bulletin #1
3:00 p.m.

The Dare County Control Group met Monday afternoon to receive a briefing from the National Weather Service and to discuss actions necessary to ensure public safety across Dare County.  With confidence increasing that Dare County will see significant, life threatening impacts from Hurricane Dorian later this week, a state of emergency has been issued for all areas of Dare County including the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head,  Manteo and all unincorporated areas including Hatteras Island, Roanoke Island and the Dare mainland.  

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all Dare County visitors beginning Tuesday, September 3 at 12:00 p.m. A mandatory evacuation order for all Dare County residents becomes effective at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4.  

Now is the time to make final preparations, secure property and evacuate. Visitors should evacuate with all personal belongings and follow instructions from their property management company. 

The state of emergency includes restrictions on ocean swimming due to dangerous surf conditions and strong rip currents along the beaches. Everyone must stay out of the water as it is unsafe for even the most experienced swimmers.  

Those evacuating to areas north of Dare County are encouraged to travel westbound on Highway 64 to Interstate 95. Evacuating through the rural areas to the west of Dare County will help avoid traffic backups and congestion that may prolong evacuation by traveling northbound through the Hampton Roads portion of Virginia. 

For preparedness tips and information, visit www.readync.org.

Please note that Dare County’s new online reentry permitting system is now in effect and reentry permits from previous years are no longer valid. Permanent residents may still use a valid driver’s license with a Dare County address for reentry. A current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government issued ID will also suffice. To review guidelines or apply for a permit, visit www.darenc.com/reentry.

Subscribe to receive emergency alerts via text, email or phone directly from Dare County Emergency Management at www.DareNC.com/alerts and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter.

Monitor updated local weather forecasts from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx.

If you or someone you know has special medical needs and may need assistance during an emergency, please call the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, Social Services Division at 252.475.5500 to register for the Special Medical Needs registry. Offices will open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3. For more information, visit www.darenc.com/specialmedicalneeds. 

The next update from Dare County Emergency Management will be issued on Tuesday, September 3 no later than 4:00 p.m. 

Residents and Visitors Advised to Prepare and Stay Informed

Post Date:09/01/2019 2:39 PM

Dare County Emergency Management continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian and is advising residents and visitors to begin implementing their hurricane preparedness plans.  

“Even with the amount of uncertainty with Dorian's current forecast track, Dare County could experience impacts from the storm as early as Wednesday, September 4,” said Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson. “Now is the time to assemble or restock your disaster supply kit with essentials to sustain your family and your pets for three to five days. Have your evacuation plan ready to execute.”

Rough seas and strong rip currents are already creating dangerous conditions for beachgoers and will continue through the week. Everyone is advised to stay out of the water to ensure their personal safety.  

For preparedness information, visit www.readync.org.   

Monitor local weather reports at www.weather.gov/mhx, sign up to receive alerts directly from Emergency Management at www.darenc.com/alerts and follow @DareCountyEM on Twitter.  

Dare County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the storm and provide updates as needed. The next update will be issued no later than Monday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m.

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