News from Dare County Emergency Management
No Additional Protective Measures Ordered at This Time; Mandatory Evacuation for Hatteras Island Remains in Effect
August 2, 2020
Local officials met Sunday morning to receive an update from the National Weather Service. Based on the current forecast, no additional protective measures are being implemented at this time. While an evacuation order is not anticipated, it is imperative for everyone to keep their guard up and pay close attention to updated weather forecasts from the National Weather Service because the Outer Banks will experience impacts.
Dare County remains under a State of Emergency with mandatory evacuation orders in effect for Hatteras Island (Hurricane Evacuation Zone A), including the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village. These orders will remain in place until after the storm passes due to the vulnerability of Highway 12 and the fact that it is the only road that provides access to and from the island. Some vulnerable spots along Highway 12 on Hatteras Island are already experiencing minor ocean overwash during periods of high tide.
As the storm tracks west of the Outer Banks and winds increase late Monday, storm surge inundation is expected to produce ocean overwash and soundside flooding of 1 to 2 feet above normally dry ground, and up to 3 feet in some areas.
Read Dare County's August 1, 2020 Bulletin #1 Issuing Local State of Emergency and Evacuation of Visitors and Residents for Hatteras Island