We know many of you are planning trips to visit the Outer Banks and it’s lighthouses. The main areas with the exception of Hatteras Island and the Town of Duck, re-entry into Dare County will be open for visitors and the general public beginning 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29. Unfortunately the areas currently cut off due to mass flooding are the areas in which the lighthouses are locates, both Cape Hatteras Light and Currituck Beach Light.
In the Town of Duck re-entry will be allowed for residents, property owners, and business owners and those assisting these persons as of 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 28 and to visitors and the general public as of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 30.
At this time there will be no re-entry to Hatteras Island. NC Hwy 12 was compromised in several places north of Rodanthe. NCDOT is assessing the damage and working on repairs as quickly as possible. The Ferry Division is delivering essential emergency supplies to Hatteras Island. Further announcements will be made by NCDOT when ferry service is available for residents and visitors.
Dare County Emergency Management advises visitors, prior to re-entry, to call their accommodations provider to confirm that lodging will be available.
Visitors traveling through northern Dare County to the Currituck Outer Banks are advised prior to re-entry to first call the Currituck County Emergency Information Hotline at (252) 232-6010 or visit www.currituckgovernment.com.
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