Hurricane Irene forces Outer Banks Evacuation

Dare County Orders Evacuation of Residents

The Dare County Control Group has ordered a mandatory evacuation for all Dare County residents beginning at 8:00 a.m., Friday, August 26.

Residents throughout Dare County should make evacuation plans in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. The storm poses a serious threat for all of Dare County, which is now under a Hurricane Watch. Hurricane force winds, with the potential for flooding and over wash on highways and roads throughout Dare County, are expected when the storm arrives on Saturday.

The State of North Carolina will be opening 2 shelters at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning for Dare County evacuees, at the following addresses –

• TJ Davis Recreation Center
400 E. Sixth Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Pets will not be co-located at this shelter, but accommodations will be available and
Information will be provided upon arrival.

• Northampton Cultural & Wellness Center
9536 Hwy 305 North, Jackson, NC 27845
Pets will be co-located at this site.


Dare County residents without a means of transportation to a state managed shelter outside of Dare County may call 252-475-5640 to make travel arrangements.

Those with special medical needs should contact 252-475-5655 for assistance.

A mandatory evacuation for all visitors in Dare County began today at 8:00 a.m. and has been proceeding in an orderly fashion. Dare County Emergency Management urges visitors not to delay leaving the area. Visitors are also reminded to take all personal belongings during their evacuation.

Evacuation preparation steps are available at www.ReadyNC.org and www.darenc.com.

At this time there are no new reentry stickers being issued. The previously issued stickers, for 2008/2009, are still valid. Residents can also use a North Carolina driver’s license showing a Dare County address. Property owners may use a Dare County tax bill with proper identification for reentry.

The Ferry Division of NCDOT has announced that beginning at 5:00 a.m. Friday there will be only two boats making the Hatteras-Ocracoke crossing and will continue operating until it is deemed unsafe to cross.

Dare County garbage pickup will be done on a regular basis through Friday, August 26.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will collect all residential trash on Friday, August 26. The Recycle Center and Dry Trash drop-off will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The Town of Nags Head will collect ALL residential trash on Friday, August 26. There will be will no residential or commercial trash collection on Saturday, August 27. The recycling trailers located at Nags Head Town Hall and at the Huron Street public beach access will be not be available until after Hurricane Irene has passed. All commercial recycling is suspended until after the storm. The bulk item/brush drop off yard located across from Nags Head Public Works will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The National Park Service has closed Ocracoke beaches to off-road vehicles until further notice. All other beaches in the National Seashore will close to off-road vehicles by 6:00 p.m. today. In preparation for the storm, the Park Service will not be issuing a beach access or Resource Management Summary Report today.

All public programming at the Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are canceled and the Pea Island Visitor Center is closed until further notice. All Volunteer activities are canceled until further notice.

Outer Banks Visitor Bureau Welcome Centers at Hatteras, Whalebone Junction, Kitty Hawk and Manteo will close at 5:00 p.m. today.

Updates and bulletins will be issued on an as needed basis and will be available on www.darenc.com and Government Access Channel 20.

The Town of Nags Head will collect ALL residential trash on Friday, August 26. There will be will no residential or commercial trash collection on Saturday, August 27. The recycling trailers located at Nags Head Town Hall and at the Huron Street public beach access will be not be available until after Hurricane Irene has passed. All commercial recycling is suspended until after the storm. The bulk item/brush drop off yard located across from Nags Head Public Works will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The National Park Service has closed Ocracoke beaches to off-road vehicles until further notice. All other beaches in the National Seashore will close to off-road vehicles by 6:00 p.m. today. In preparation for the storm, the Park Service will not be issuing a beach access or Resource Management Summary Report today.

All public programming at the Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are canceled and the Pea Island Visitor Center is closed until further notice. All Volunteer activities are canceled until further notice.

Outer Banks Visitor Bureau Welcome Centers at Hatteras, Whalebone Junction, Kitty Hawk and Manteo will close at 5:00 p.m. today.

Updates and bulletins will be issued on an as needed basis and will be available on www.darenc.com and Government Access Channel 20.

Dare County Orders Evacuation of Residents

The Dare County Control Group has ordered a mandatory evacuation for all Dare County residents beginning at 8:00 a.m., Friday, August 26.

Residents throughout Dare County should make evacuation plans in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. The storm poses a serious threat for all of Dare County, which is now under a Hurricane Watch. Hurricane force winds, with the potential for flooding and over wash on highways and roads throughout Dare County, are expected when the storm arrives on Saturday.

The State of North Carolina will be opening 2 shelters at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning for Dare County evacuees, at the following addresses –

• TJ Davis Recreation Center
400 E. Sixth Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Pets will not be co-located at this shelter, but accommodations will be available and
Information will be provided upon arrival.

• Northampton Cultural & Wellness Center
9536 Hwy 305 North, Jackson, NC 27845
Pets will be co-located at this site.

Dare County residents without a means of transportation to a state managed shelter outside of Dare County may call 252-475-5640 to make travel arrangements.

Those with special medical needs should contact 252-475-5655 for assistance.

A mandatory evacuation for all visitors in Dare County began today at 8:00 a.m. and has been proceeding in an orderly fashion. Dare County Emergency Management urges visitors not to delay leaving the area. Visitors are also reminded to take all personal belongings during their evacuation.

Evacuation preparation steps are available at www.ReadyNC.org and www.darenc.com.

At this time there are no new reentry stickers being issued. The previously issued stickers, for 2008/2009, are still valid. Residents can also use a North Carolina driver’s license showing a Dare County address. Property owners may use a Dare County tax bill with proper identification for reentry.

The Ferry Division of NCDOT has announced that beginning at 5:00 a.m. Friday there will be only two boats making the Hatteras-Ocracoke crossing and will continue operating until it is deemed unsafe to cross.

Dare County garbage pickup will be done on a regular basis through Friday, August 26.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will collect all residential trash on Friday, August 26. The Recycle Center and Dry Trash drop-off will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The Town of Nags Head will collect ALL residential trash on Friday, August 26. There will be will no residential or commercial trash collection on Saturday, August 27. The recycling trailers located at Nags Head Town Hall and at the Huron Street public beach access will be not be available until after Hurricane Irene has passed. All commercial recycling is suspended until after the storm. The bulk item/brush drop off yard located across from Nags Head Public Works will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The National Park Service has closed Ocracoke beaches to off-road vehicles until further notice. All other beaches in the National Seashore will close to off-road vehicles by 6:00 p.m. today. In preparation for the storm, the Park Service will not be issuing a beach access or Resource Management Summary Report today.

All public programming at the Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are canceled and the Pea Island Visitor Center is closed until further notice. All Volunteer activities are canceled until further notice.

Outer Banks Visitor Bureau Welcome Centers at Hatteras, Whalebone Junction, Kitty Hawk and Manteo will close at 5:00 p.m. today.

Updates and bulletins will be issued on an as needed basis and will be available on www.darenc.com and Government Access Channel 20.

The Town of Nags Head will collect ALL residential trash on Friday, August 26. There will be will no residential or commercial trash collection on Saturday, August 27. The recycling trailers located at Nags Head Town Hall and at the Huron Street public beach access will be not be available until after Hurricane Irene has passed. All commercial recycling is suspended until after the storm. The bulk item/brush drop off yard located across from Nags Head Public Works will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The National Park Service has closed Ocracoke beaches to off-road vehicles until further notice. All other beaches in the National Seashore will close to off-road vehicles by 6:00 p.m. today. In preparation for the storm, the Park Service will not be issuing a beach access or Resource Management Summary Report today.

All public programming at the Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are canceled and the Pea Island Visitor Center is closed until further notice. All Volunteer activities are canceled until further notice.

Outer Banks Visitor Bureau Welcome Centers at Hatteras, Whalebone Junction, Kitty Hawk and Manteo will close at 5:00 p.m. today.

Updates and bulletins will be issued on an as needed basis and will be available on www.darenc.com and Government Access Channel 20.

Dare County Orders Evacuation of Residents

The Dare County Control Group has ordered a mandatory evacuation for all Dare County residents beginning at 8:00 a.m., Friday, August 26.

Residents throughout Dare County should make evacuation plans in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. The storm poses a serious threat for all of Dare County, which is now under a Hurricane Watch. Hurricane force winds, with the potential for flooding and over wash on highways and roads throughout Dare County, are expected when the storm arrives on Saturday.

The State of North Carolina will be opening 2 shelters at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning for Dare County evacuees, at the following addresses –

• TJ Davis Recreation Center
400 E. Sixth Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Pets will not be co-located at this shelter, but accommodations will be available and
Information will be provided upon arrival.

• Northampton Cultural & Wellness Center
9536 Hwy 305 North, Jackson, NC 27845
Pets will be co-located at this site.

Dare County residents without a means of transportation to a state managed shelter outside of Dare County may call 252-475-5640 to make travel arrangements.

Those with special medical needs should contact 252-475-5655 for assistance.

A mandatory evacuation for all visitors in Dare County began today at 8:00 a.m. and has been proceeding in an orderly fashion. Dare County Emergency Management urges visitors not to delay leaving the area. Visitors are also reminded to take all personal belongings during their evacuation.

Evacuation preparation steps are available at www.ReadyNC.org and www.darenc.com.

At this time there are no new reentry stickers being issued. The previously issued stickers, for 2008/2009, are still valid. Residents can also use a North Carolina driver’s license showing a Dare County address. Property owners may use a Dare County tax bill with proper identification for reentry.

The Ferry Division of NCDOT has announced that beginning at 5:00 a.m. Friday there will be only two boats making the Hatteras-Ocracoke crossing and will continue operating until it is deemed unsafe to cross.

Dare County garbage pickup will be done on a regular basis through Friday, August 26.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills will collect all residential trash on Friday, August 26. The Recycle Center and Dry Trash drop-off will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The Town of Nags Head will collect ALL residential trash on Friday, August 26. There will be will no residential or commercial trash collection on Saturday, August 27. The recycling trailers located at Nags Head Town Hall and at the Huron Street public beach access will be not be available until after Hurricane Irene has passed. All commercial recycling is suspended until after the storm. The bulk item/brush drop off yard located across from Nags Head Public Works will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The National Park Service has closed Ocracoke beaches to off-road vehicles until further notice. All other beaches in the National Seashore will close to off-road vehicles by 6:00 p.m. today. In preparation for the storm, the Park Service will not be issuing a beach access or Resource Management Summary Report today.

All public programming at the Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are canceled and the Pea Island Visitor Center is closed until further notice. All Volunteer activities are canceled until further notice.

Outer Banks Visitor Bureau Welcome Centers at Hatteras, Whalebone Junction, Kitty Hawk and Manteo will close at 5:00 p.m. today.

Updates and bulletins will be issued on an as needed basis and will be available on www.darenc.com and Government Access Channel 20.

The Town of Nags Head will collect ALL residential trash on Friday, August 26. There will be will no residential or commercial trash collection on Saturday, August 27. The recycling trailers located at Nags Head Town Hall and at the Huron Street public beach access will be not be available until after Hurricane Irene has passed. All commercial recycling is suspended until after the storm. The bulk item/brush drop off yard located across from Nags Head Public Works will be closed Saturday, August 27.

The National Park Service has closed Ocracoke beaches to off-road vehicles until further notice. All other beaches in the National Seashore will close to off-road vehicles by 6:00 p.m. today. In preparation for the storm, the Park Service will not be issuing a beach access or Resource Management Summary Report today.

All public programming at the Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges are canceled and the Pea Island Visitor Center is closed until further notice. All Volunteer activities are canceled until further notice.

Outer Banks Visitor Bureau Welcome Centers at Hatteras, Whalebone Junction, Kitty Hawk and Manteo will close at 5:00 p.m. today.

Updates and bulletins will be issued on an as needed basis and will be available on www.darenc.com and Government Access Channel 20.

 

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