Tropical Storm Watch Remains in Effect; Towns and County Provide Updated Information Regarding Services
As of 11 a.m. Sunday morning, a Tropical Storm Watch became effective for Dare County, indicating that tropical storm conditions are possible through Tuesday. The local State of Emergency declaration remains in effect along with a mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island (Hurricane Evacuation Zone A), including the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village.
While many are disappointed that their vacation plans to Hatteras Island have been disrupted by Tropical Storm Isaias, it is important to understand that evacuation decisions are made in the interest of public health and safety. The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 3 feet of storm surge inundation which can cause significant ocean overwash along Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, the only means of egress for the island. As roads become covered with sand and water, it becomes difficult, sometimes impossible, for law enforcement, fire and emergency medical service personnel to respond to calls for assistance in a timely manner. In recent years, storms with forecasts similar to Isaias have caused road closures and the loss of personal property. Safety of residents and visitors is our top priority.
While there are no evacuation orders in effect for the northern beaches (Hurricane Evacuation Zone B), including the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo, it is important for residents and visitors to closely watch updated forecasts and be prepared for impacts starting late Monday and into Tuesday. Expect soundside flooding in low lying areas impacted by southerly winds. In addition, there will be an increased threat for tornadoes.
Monitor updated local weather forecasts from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx.
Ocean conditions are extremely dangerous and will remain so over the next few days. Everyone should stay out of the water, even experienced swimmers. For updated beach forecasts, visit weather.gov/beach/.
Town of Kill Devil Hills
All Kill Devil Hills’ offices will continue to operate on a normal schedule. However, due to COVID-19, Town offices are accessible by appointment only. If you have business with the Town call, email, or visit our website for assistance.
At this time, there are no changes to this week’s refuse collection schedule. If a change in the refuse collection schedule is necessary, the Town will provide updates via email, our website, and our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Please heed the warnings from local officials and take precautions to ensure your safety and the protection of your property. Secure all refuse containers on your property and be sure to tie down or bring inside any unsecured lawn items.
Sign up to receive emergency alert notifications from Kill Devil Hills and Dare County. The emergency alert system allows subscribers to receive text, email, or a phone call in the event an emergency situation develops that could impact them. Sign up here: www.kdhnc.com/772 or www.darenc.com/emergencyalerts
We encourage you to visit and follow the Town's website: www.kdhnc.com/438/News and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/townofkdh for the latest storm briefings and for updated information on changes in Kill Devil Hills' regular services schedule.
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