Saturday update from Hyde County

Published 11:56 am Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hyde County officials have been out assessing the flooding conditions throughout the county this
morning. At this time, the flooding situation is still evolving and we are advising all residents and
travelers to remain patient and stay where you are for another day at least. Do not attempt to drive
though water that is crossing over the streets. A couple inches of flowing water can move a car off the
road. State officials have recommended that nobody travels east of I-95 at this time.
Flooding is still occurring in multiple parts of the county. The flooding in Engelhard is at its worst yet,
as of 10:45 a.m. Hwy 264 from the Beaufort County line to Rosebay is still impassable. We have reports
that flood levels are rising in Tyrrell County in the Hwy 94 area. Hwy 264 to Dare County is also
At this time, the mandatory evacuation order in Hyde County is still in effect. All sales of alcohol are
still prohibited until further notice. The curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. is still in effect.
Hyde County officials would like to remind everyone that we are the only official source for
information regarding conditions in the county. We will post updates on the conditions to our social
media sites as we get them. You can call the Hyde County EOC at 252-926-3715 for any updates.
If anyone is in a flooded area and need to be evacuated, please call the EOC. We have a local shelter
setup at the O.A. Peay School Gymnasium and have boats available to pick you up. Water, MREs, and
tarps are available if needed.