Mandatory visitor evacuation ordered for Hatteras Island

Mandatory visitor evacuation ordered for Hatteras Island

Citing safety issues from a major power outage, Dare County has ordered a mandatory evacuation for visitors on Hatteras Island starting at 6 a.m. Saturday.

The order will prevent vacationers planning to arrive Saturday for weekly rentals from getting onto the island. Ocracoke ordered a mandatory evacuation for visitors Thursday.

Here is the county’s full statement:

Due to life safety issues from the loss of reliable electrical power on Hatteras Island and growing uncertainty as to when repairs to the main transmission line will be completed to enable restoration of full power to the island, a mandatory evacuation has been issued for all visitors to Hatteras Island, effective at 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. This evacuation order includes the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras.

Residents, non-resident property owners, essential personnel, and non-resident employees of non-critical businesses will be allowed entry with proper reentry credentials.

This evacuation order does not include any areas north of Oregon Inlet. All areas north of Oregon Inlet remain open with no restrictions in place.

The state of emergency issued for Hatteras Island earlier today included the implementation of mandatory power conservation measures that will remain in place. All Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (CHEC) customers must remove air conditioning systems and hot tub heaters from the power grid by turning off system circuit breakers. In addition, mandatory water restrictions have been issued prohibiting the filling of pools or hot tubs, the watering of lawns, and the watering of driveways or sidewalks for cleaning.

Dare County Emergency Management will continue to work with Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative to help facilitate the restoration of power to levels that will allow visitors to return. At this time there is no estimate regarding the timeline for full restoration of services. Updates regarding reentry for visitors will be provided as information is available.

For updated information from CHEC regarding power restoration, visit

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative website:
http://www.chec.coop/

https://www.facebook.com/CapeHatterasElectricCoop/

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Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament – Book Now!

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Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament

August 13 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

8 years ago a group of Alice Kelly’s friends came together to honor her memory and financially assist Interfaith Community Outreach Cancer Support (formerly Alice’s original Outer Banks Cancer Group). Today the “Alice Kelly” is one of the most popular lady angler events on the East Coast. Join us this August for incredible fun and some serious fishing!

Registration and Cookout for a Cure Kick Off Party: Saturday, August 12

Fishing and Awards Dinner and Dance with Cheap Thrills: Sunday, August 13

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NASA Releases Satellite Images of Shelly Island – New Island on Outer Banks

Shelly Island - New Island on Outer Banks

NASA recently released satellite images that show the formation of a new shoal off Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The first image of the new shoal, nicknamed “Shelly Island,” was captured by satellite in November 2016. When the second image was taken in January, waves could be seen breaking on the shallow region off the cape’s tip. Where those waves were breaking is where Shelly Island eventually formed, which is visible in the third image, taken this month.

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Run Swim Run & 5k on Nags Head Oceanfront

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OUTER BANKS RUN, SWIM, RUN & 5k
“SPLASH & DASH”
July 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am – $35

THIS IS AN ALL SKILL LEVEL EVENT

The event is located on the beach at Jennette’s Pier. The course is a short run out, to a 400 meter ocean swim (you can doggie paddle that) and finishes with a 5k. Not Ready for the Swim Portion, join us for the 5k Only. All participants receive t-shirt, finisher medal, chip timing and breakfast.

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Outer Banks Skim Jam

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Outer Banks Skim Jam
July 15 – July 16
Jennette’s Pier

On July 15th & 16th,talented skimboarders will compete at the Outer Banks Skim Jam on the beach at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head starting at 9:00am.

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Outer Banks Newest Island – Shelly Island

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Shelly Island. Born Spring 2017. She’s over 1 mile long, 500 feet long, (and growing) and located just off Cape Point in Hatteras, NC.

This new natural wonder is worth exploring. Watch this Youtube Video:

 

Shelly Island is a short drive from The Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel .

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Wright Kite Festival

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39th Annual Wright Kite Festival
July 15 @ 10:00 am – July 16 @ 4:00 pm – Free
Wright Brothers National Memorial

Experience flight where flight first began with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Brothers National Memorial at the Wright Kite Festival in Kill Devil Hills, NC on July 15 and 16 from 10AM – 4PM. Walk through the museum and gain knowledge of the birthplace of aviation and then put this knowledge to the test outside with Kitty Hawk Kites. Large kites will be on display throughout the weekend. Learn how to fly stunt and power kites from the pros. Families and individuals are encouraged to bring out their own kites and participate in the event. Kitty Hawk Kites will be offering FREE kite making at the museum each day. The Kitty Hawk Kites Wright Flight Festival is FREE TO THE PUBLIC, although admission to the park is $7. Admission costs help benefit the National Park Service.

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