Hyde County meets to today for Dorian discussion

Published 11:03 am Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Ocracoke Deputy Control Group met Saturday evening for an update on Hurricane Dorian from the Hyde County Emergency Services Department. No immediate actions were recommended during this meeting. The control group meets again at 6 p.m.  to discuss any future protective measures. Accurate and timely information will help to facilitate the decision making process when or if protective measures are necessary. Life safety and property protection/conservation are the highest priorities.


Individuals should remain vigilant and review their household hurricane and evacuation plans to ensure they are prepared to take action if necessary.  If you do not have a hurricane plan, you can visit https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan for step-by-step guidance on how to plan and prepare for them.  It is strongly recommended that Hyde County residents and property owners have their preparations completed by Monday at sunset and ready to take action as early as Tuesday morning.


Even though Hurricane Dorian is at least a couple of days away from directly impacting the Southeast U.S., an enhanced risk of dangerous rip currents will exist this holiday weekend and persist through next week. Also, large swells from Dorian will begin impacting the eastern North Carolina coast on Sunday.  Ocracoke beachgoers should monitor the U.S. National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City forecast and be mindful of the conditions when deciding to enter the water.


The Hyde County Emergency Services Department will continue to monitor the forecast for Hurricane Dorian and issue advisories as appropriate.  For the most current and official information please monitor the National Hurricane Center website at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.