Initial Damage Assessments Underway; Announcement Regarding Reentry for Hatteras Island Anticipated Today (Tuesday)
Initial reports indicate that minimal damage occurred overnight as Isaias moved west of the Outer Banks. Scattered power outages are reported throughout the Outer Banks due to downed trees along with soundside flooding in some low-lying areas. While some soundside waters continue to rise, conditions will improve throughout the day as the storm moves away.
A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning remain in effect but are expected to be lifted today. For updated weather forecasts, including current watches and warnings, visit weather.gov/mhx.
Damage assessments began this morning and local officials will provide an update regarding reentry to Hatteras Island as soon as possible, once the assessment is completed.
A High Surf Advisory and Beach Hazards Statement are in effect and dangerous ocean conditions are expected to remain through the week. Inexperienced swimmers should remain out of the water. The prohibition for swimming along beaches on Hatteras Island remains in effect.
Town of Kill Devil Hills
Reminders: The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ offices and the Dry Trash Drop Off and Recycle Center will open at 11:00 a.m. today Tuesday, August 4, 2020; however, due to COVID-19, all offices are accessible by appointment only. If you have business with the Town, call, email, or visit our website for assistance.
Today’s typical refuse collection of the West Side was suspended and will be collected on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. For recycling customers, Outer Banks Hauling will also be following this adjusted schedule.
Kill Devil Hills fared well through Isaias; however, soundside waters may continue to rise this morning. Stay safe and DO NOT walk on or drive onto water-covered roads. Entering a flooded area risks your life and the lives of people that may be sent to rescue you.
- Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn around, don’t drown!
- Soundside water levels can be monitored at https://fiman.nc.gov/.
Use caution when picking up any yard debris. Due to potential debris and damage to fences, be sure to check your yard before letting your dogs out.
Red flags are flying today (Tuesday, 8/4) due to strong rip currents. Red flags mean no swimming. Sign up to receive beach-related alerts by texting "Join OBXBEACHCONDITIONS" to 30890. Once you no longer need updates, simply text "STOP" to 30890.
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