Tuesday, October 06, 2015

HYDE COUNTY, NC SEVERE WEATHER ADVISORY


Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:30 p.m.
 High Water Lingering in Hyde County


Hyde County officials believe the worst of the flooding from a recent low pressure system has passed, although high water continues to linger creating hazardous driving conditions.
At present time all ferry routes serving Ocracoke Island are currently suspended due to inundation of roads. Visitor access to the island is still prohibited and will continue to be tomorrow, October 7, 2015. A decision about allowing visitors to Ocracoke starting Thursday, October 8, 2015 will be made tomorrow afternoon.
Mainland Hyde County:
  • The National Guard and a swift water rescue team are still in place in Swan Quarter to help with rescues and check on people in their homes.
  • The swift water rescue team has successfully completed four rescue missions since arriving in Hyde County.
  • An emergency shelter with showers and cots is open at O.A. Peay School, 1430 Main Street, Swan Quarter. Call 911 or the Hyde County Sheriff's office for assistance.
Ocracoke Island:
  • NC HWY 12 on Ocracoke is closed between the Pony Pens and the Hatteras ferry terminal with 4-12 inches of water on the roadway.
  • The Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department will conduct an assessment of Ocracoke village tomorrow and report back to Hyde County officials.

3 comments:

  1. I had planned a short visit to the island this week from Ohio. Just my luck to have chosen this week. About Thursday last week it looked like it would not be.

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  2. What does this mean??, "A decision about allowing visitors to Ocracoke starting Thursday, October 8, 2015 will be made tomorrow afternoon"

    That visitors are to be allowed on October 8th unless decided against tomorrow afternoon? The phrasing is a bit ambiguous. Can anyone clarify? Thank you.

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    1. This is the way I read the announcement: "A decision about allowing visitors to Ocracoke starting Thursday, October 8, 2015 will be made tomorrow afternoon [Wednesday, October 7]." So, sometime on Wednesday afternoon, Hyde Co. officials will decide whether or not visitors will be allowed on the island on Thursday.

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