This is Communication #4 for the Island-wide power outage released at 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 28.
Dare County has just issued a mandatory evacuation of non-residents for Hatteras Island going into effect at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 29.
From the latest Dare County press release:
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.
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.
*Departing Outer Beaches guests are asked to turn off all thermostats and hot tubs before leaving your home.*
At this time, we are waiting on next updates from CHEC and Dare County officials, and we will communicate all new information as quickly as possible. Our next scheduled update will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow, July 29, unless additional information is received earlier. We recommend checking www.CHEC.coop or the CHEC Facebook page for other updates as they are posted.
Guests who are experiencing vacation interruptions are encouraged to contact your travel insurance provider (found here: /vacation-rentals/travel-insurance/) to file claims for coverage.
In the meantime, please travel safely.
-Outer Beaches Realty