Hatteras Island Evacuation Order Lifted
The mandatory evacuation order issued for Hatteras Island in preparation for Isaias will be lifted today.
Initial Damage assessments have been completed for Hatteras Island and with limited impacts from the storm, there will be unrestricted access for residents and visitors beginning today, August 4, at 2:00 p.m.
Sand and water remain on some Hatteras Island roadways in low-lying areas prone to soundside flooding, particularly along Highway 12 south of the Etheridge Bridge. Expect delays and proceed with caution in these areas.
Remember, driving through salt water causes damage to vehicles. Also, check the weather forecast and road conditions for your travel route to the Outer Banks to ensure safety.
A prohibition for ocean swimming remains in effect for Hatteras Island, Red Flag No Swimming advisories are posted on local beaches today due to continuing dangerously strong rip currents and heavy shorebreak surf conditions.