First Flight Middle School has partnered with HJ MacDonald Middle School in New Bern, after they were hit so hard by Hurricane Florence. They are collecting donations for their students and teachers.
A message from Dare County Emergency Management Director, Drew Pearson, summarizing the importance of staying vigilant in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
U.S. Coast Guard aerial view captures the impact of Florence flooding in New Bern
What you should know about hurricane forecasts
Following a storm that, for Dare County, proved to be a near miss
Bebe Woody, owner of Manteo's White Doe Inn, said she is "so grateful that Manteo made it through the storm," while noting that "other regions in the state...were not so fortunate."
FROM DARE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
A message from DARE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of North Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence beginning on September 7, 2018, and continuing.
Dare County School status uncertain; decision by 7 p.m.
On Sunday, four Dare EMS personnel with two vehicles joined a multi-jurisdictional ambulance strike team.
Local residents thankful for near miss, but worry about others
As Tommy Overton unscrewed the pieces of pile wood that covered the windows of his Kill Devil Hills frame shop on the west side of of N.C. 12, he acknowledged the relief that many on the northern beaches of Dare County were feeling when they woke up Friday morning.
Updated message to families from Supt. John Farrelly
Dare County Families,
Dare County officials have announced re-entry guidelines for Hatteras Island as residents are now being allowed access as of 2:30 pm this afternoon. Thus, the Dare County Schools safety team has been able to assess school and road conditions on Hatteras Island. As of this moment, ALL Dare County Schools will re-open on Tuesday, September 18. Should conditions warrant a change in our current plan, you will be notified immediately.
State of Emergency Remains in Place
Reentry for Hatteras Island (including villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village)
Beginning Saturday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m., access for Priority Levels Two and Three (essential personnel, permanent residents, essential personnel for critical businesses, non-resident property owners and non-resident employees of non-critical businesses) will be allowed entry to Hatteras Island.
Priority One essential personnel are already being allowed.
Visitors will be allowed access to Hatteras Island beginning Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m.
New message to families from Supt. John Farrelly
09/14/2018 - The Hyde County Mainland EOC is getting numerous reports that Scranton and Sladesville are experiencing flooding approaching levels comparable to Hurricane Irene.
Based on the warnings currently in place, reentry for areas north of Oregon Inlet will begin on Saturday, September 15 at 7 a.m for Priorities One, Two and Three.
NOAASatellites The GOES East Geostationary Lightning Mapper captured this 3-day time lapse of all the lightning strikes in Hurricane Florence on its path toward the U.S. (Sept. 10-13, 2018).
Starting this morning, damage assessment teams will be working to assess conditions and reentry guidelines will be established once conditions are deemed safe.
Very intense winds 70 to 100 mph expected in Onslow county as the northern portion of the eyewall passes over.
So far, water service and power uninterupted in Dare County
With Hurricane Florence expected to slow down as it makes landfall in southeast North Carolina tonight through early Friday morning, Dare County will continue to feel effects from the storm into Saturday morning, after the storm moves away.
Here is an updated list of shelters:
NCDOT reports NC-12 is closed in both directions between the Bonner Bridge and Hatteras Village due to ocean over-wash. Road reopening time is unknown. Updates can be found at http://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/ default.aspx
County says have emergency kits ready, be prepared to sustain yourself for 72 hours.
The following watches and warnings are currently in effect for Dare County - a Storm Surge Warning, Hurricane Warning, High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch, Beach Hazards Advisory, and a Tornado Watch.
Tornado Watch is in effect for Dare County until 9:00 p.m. Keep informed at http://weather.gov
As Florence news improves, residents ponder their options
Outer Banks residents who were taking a wait-and-see approach when it came to evacuating for Hurricane Florence — or who had already decided to ride the storm out — seemed somewhat relieved Wednesday as news about the storm improved.
Access into Dare County extended
Restricted Access into Dare County Delayed until Thursday Morning, September 13 With the changing forecast, tropical storm force winds are now expected Thursday morning. As a result, there will be no restrictions on access into Dare County until 8:30 a.m. on Thursday September 13. There are no planned bridge closures, but access into the county will be restricted to those with a Priority One Critical Personnel Pass issued by Dare County Emergency Management or a Critical Needs Pass issued by Currituck County Emergency Management after 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The track of Hurricane #Florence has shifted a bit south, but hazards to eastern NC remain life threatening. Remember impacts can be hazardous well away from the center of the storm. Learn more at https://www.weather.gov/media/mhx/LatestBriefing.pdf
Dare County now under Hurricane and Storm Surge Warning
With the most recent update from the National Hurricane Center, a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning are now in effect for Dare County indicating that tropical storm conditions and life-threatening storm surge are expected within 36 hours.
How to keep safe in the event of flooding, power outages
County advises people 'to leave sooner rather than later'
No entry allowed after 7 p.m. on Sept. 12
Dare County residents were taking Hurricane Florence and the accompanying evacuation orders seriously as the dangerous Category 4 storm headed for North Carolina, expected to come onshore early on the morning of Sept. 14.
N.C. Emergency Management announces opening of shelter for Dare County residents on Sept. 11
The mandatory evacuation for visitors and residents remains in place for Hatteras Island. Traffic leaving the island is moving slowly due to heavy traffic and ocean overwash in some areas, but all roads and bridges remain open and there are no plans for closures.
Evacuation order comes with large numbers of tourists still here
As Hurricane Florence whirls closer to the North Carolina coast, the Dare County Control Group has issued a mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island beginning today, at 12 p.m., with the remainder of Dare County areas ordered to evacuate starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
A mandatory evacuation order for all visitors & residents on #Hatteras Island will be in effect Monday, September 10 at 12 p.m. A mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors in other areas of Dare County goes into effect beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 a.m.
Take Hurricane Florence Seriously by Being Prepared and Staying Informed
Here are the key messages in the Sept. 9, 11:00 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center regarding what has now become Hurricane Florence.
Declaring that “the State of North Carolina is under imminent threat from Tropical Storm Florence, which has the potential to make landfall next week,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has signed an executive order on Sept. 7 declaring a State of Emergency in North Carolina. The declaratio…
Dare County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Florence and asking residents, property owners and visitors to keep an eye on the storm’s path over the weekend.