Hurricane Dorian Media Releases

Media Release
September 17, 2019
12:41 p.m.

Currituck Schedules Storm Debris Collection

Currituck County will conduct a roadside collection of vegetative storm debris caused by Hurricane Dorian. This collection will begin on Monday, September 23, 2019.

Citizens should understand that the collection process will take several days to complete across the entire county. Anyone who does not want to wait for their debris to be picked up may take it to one of the county’s convenience centers for disposal.

Important points to remember:

  • The collection will only take place from the right of way on state-maintained roads. Collection trucks will not pick up storm debris on private roads. Residents who are unsure if they live on a state-maintained road may check online (enter address in the search box). Residents on private roads should take storm debris to one of the county’s convenience centers.
  • Only “woody” debris (trees and branches) will be collected. No bags or other items will be picked up.
  • Tree and branch sections should not be more than 6 feet in length.

At this time, there is only one collection pass planned for the county. Everyone who wants to participate should have their debris in place along their state-maintained road by September 23. Anyone with questions may contact Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.

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Media Release
September 8, 2019
9:07 a.m.

Updated Access Schedule for Corolla and Carova

UPDATED SCHEDULE
At this time, Priority 1 essential personnel, Priority 2 Business passes, and permanent residents are being allowed entry into Corolla and Carova.

Beginning at 12:00 p.m. today (Sunday), non-resident property owners are allowed access.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 9, visitors will be allowed access.

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Media Release
September 7, 2019
5:00 p.m.
Print Media Release

Currituck Activates Disaster Debris Contract

Currituck County is planning to conduct a roadside collection of vegetative debris caused by Hurricane Dorian. At this time, the county has not scheduled an exact date and time for the collection to begin. This information will be determined after consulting with contractors and completing damage assessments.

Property owners may also take debris to the Transfer Station or one of the county’s convenience centers.

The scheduled collection will pick up vegetative debris from the right-of-way on state maintained roads only. Residents may find out if they live on a state maintained road at the following website: https://apps.ncdot.gov/SRLookup/

Only vegetative storm debris will be collected. No bagged debris or other items will be collected.

Residents who live on private roads should take storm debris to the Transfer Station or one of the county’s convenience centers.

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Media Release
September 7, 2019
4:30 p.m.

Currituck to Allow Residents into Outer Banks

At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, Currituck County will begin allowing permanent residents into the Outer Banks areas of Corolla and Carova Beach.

Because of concerns with the water utility system, residents of Corolla and Carova Beach must not use pressure washers or irrigation systems until further notice.

Access will still be denied to non-resident property owners and visitors due to concerns with power outages and water utility infrastructure.

Currituck County will continue to monitor the situation and updates on access for these remaining groups will be provided when information is available.

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Media Release
September 7, 2019
3:25 p.m.

State Board Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell on Saturday issued an order mandating one-stop early voting hours on Sunday, September 8, 2019 in the following 3rd Congressional District counties affected by Hurricane Dorian:

Camden
Currituck
Dare
Pasquotank
Perquimans
Tyrrell

Early voting, including same-day registration, will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8 at the Currituck County Board of Elections office, located at 2811 Caratoke Highway, Currituck, North Carolina 27929.

Election Day in the 3rd Congressional District is Tuesday, September 10. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For further information, contact the Currituck Board of Elections at 252-232-2525

North Carolina State Board of Elections Third Executive Order

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Media Release
September 7, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Print Media Release

Currituck to Begin Restricted Access to Corolla

Currituck County will begin to allow restricted access into Corolla and Carova at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Access will be allowed ONLY to those with a Priority 1 Critical Needs Pass or a Priority 2 Business Pass.

Access into Corolla and Carova will NOT be granted at this time to visitors, residents, or property owners.

The access restriction by Currituck County is due to the continued widespread power outages and utility infrastructure concerns in these areas. This phased re-entry will allow businesses in Corolla, including vacation rental agencies, time to assess structures and begin necessary repairs.

Dare County will begin a Priority 2 Reentry for areas North of Oregon Inlet (permanent residents and critical businesses) at 12:00 p.m. noon on Saturday. This includes access across the Wright-Memorial Bridge from Hwy 158.

Updates will be provided as new information is available. Citizens may check for updates on the following county sources:

Citizens should not call 9-1-1 for updates. 9-1-1 is for emergency only. Citizens may call the Emergency Operations Center at 252-232-2115 for updates.

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Media Release
September 5, 2019
3:51 p.m.

Phone service in Gibbs Woods, Currituck County

It has been reported that citizens in the Gibbs Woods section of Currituck County, which is near the Virginia border, are experiencing problems when dialing 9-1-1 from a landline. If so, citizens may contact Currituck Communications at 252-232-2216 to report an emergency and be connected to an emergency dispatcher.

Currituck County has been in touch with Century Link, who is currently working to address this service interruption.

Anyone experiencing these problems may also report it to Century Link at 1-888-723-8010.

Media Release
September 4, 2019
4:21 p.m.

Due to Hurricane Dorian, Currituck County government offices will observe the following schedule:

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 6, 2019:  closed

Currituck County essential personnel will work in the county’s Emergency Operations Center beginning on Thursday, September 5. All emergency services, including the Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Medical Services, and fire stations, have increased staffing ahead of Dorian’s arrival. Additional assets, including high-water vehicles, have been stationed at locations throughout the county.

Additional announcements:

  • The Board of Elections will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5 and remain closed on Friday, September 6. There will be no makeup days scheduled for early voting, therefore the early voting period will end at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5.
  • All recycling centers will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5 and be closed on Friday, September 6. Recycling Centers will reopen on Saturday, September 7 on a normal schedule, weather and site conditions permitting.
  • All branches of the Currituck Public Library will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5 and remain closed on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7. The library will reopen on Monday, September 9 on a regular schedule, weather and site conditions permitting.
  • The Transfer Station will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5 and will be closed on Friday, September 6.

More updates will be posted as information becomes available.

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Media Release
September 4, 2019
6:53 a.m.

Currituck County has issued an evacuation order for the Outer Banks communities of Corolla and Carova to begin at 8:00 a.m. today, September 4, 2019. The timing of the evacuation is to allow citizens to safely leave the region before the arrival of tropical storm force winds. Motorists must travel down NC 12 to exit the Currituck Outer Banks.

Currituck County is under a hurricane watch, issued by the National Weather Service.

Citizens should remember that Currituck does not have any pre-storm shelters. Anyone needing evacuation assistance should call the Department of Social Services at 252-232-3083.

Additional reminders for September 4

  1. All county offices are open on a normal schedule.
  2. Criminal Court in Currituck County is cancelled.
  3. Trash collection in Corolla will be done as scheduled.
  4. Recycling Centers are open on a normal schedule.

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Media Release
September 3, 2019
10:45 a.m.
Print Media Release

Currituck County to Evacuate Outer Banks Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Due to the forecasted track of Hurricane Dorian, Currituck County is declaring a State of Emergency effective at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September. 3, 2019.

Under this State of Emergency, Currituck County is issuing a mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks communities of Corolla and Carova to begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

Anyone who may need Evacuation Assistance may call Currituck Emergency Management at 252-232-2115.

All residents and property owners in Currituck County should make preparations today for the impending arrival of Hurricane Dorian. The National Hurricane Center predicts that tropical storm force winds will reach Currituck in the afternoon of Thursday, September 5. Local rainfall could be up to 15” depending on the final path of the storm, with 2’-3’ of storm surge. Residents should be aware of possible flooding throughout the community.

At this time, all Currituck County Government offices remain open on a normal schedule. The Clerk of Superior Court announced that Criminal Court scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019 has been cancelled.

Vacationers planning to visit Currituck County this weekend should check with their property manager or rental companies to see if access to the Outer Banks will be available. Visitors will not be allowed into the Outer Banks during the evacuation.

Citizens with additional questions may call 252-232-2115 for local information. Currituck County will also post regular updates on:

County website:  https://co.currituck.nc.us/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CurrituckGovernment/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CurrituckGov

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