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Hurricane Sandy – Pictures and Update from Dare County Emergency Management

Parts of Avalon Pier are missing, parts of Kitty Hawk beach road is missing, S-turns road is impassable and the surf in-town is small and clean.  I found a few things on Facebook to share. Photographers: Daniel Pullen, Nick Denny, Rich Coleman, Bryan Harvey, Cindy Stevens, NCDOT, and a few more.

5pm Update from Dare County Emergency Management
Duck & Southerns Shores: no report

Kitty Hawk: The Town is trying to get things back to normal

Traffic still being re-routed around the Bypass, they are pumping the water as fast as they can, re-routing will probably continue through the night. Not sure about tomorrow, all depends on the pumping and when it is safe to re-open that stretch of Hwy 158.
Damage assessments have started, but not complete word on the damages

Kill Devil Hills: All secondary roads are clear

Colington, Nags Head & Roanoke Island/Manteo: no report

Manns Harbor: All Good

Stumpy Point: No report

Rodanthe: Mirlo Beach is in bad shape, damage assessment is 14 ocean front houses damaged and approx. 40 houses soundside with moderate damage. Road from Mirlo to the Temporary Bridge is still impassable, heavily damaged.

Salvo: Look good, minor water on the roadways. There is water on Hwy 12 around South Beach Subdivision because of a drain pipe clogged, NC DOT is being contacted to correct this problem

Avon: Looks good. Standing water in places approx. 3”-4”, water has been draining off well. Dune line from the Pier to the north is in good shape. All roads passable.

Buxton: Things are getting back to normal, there is water on the road at Brigands Bay in the village, another piper issue, but in good shape otherwise.

Frisco & Hatteras Village: The worst part is between Frisco & Hatteras with 6”-8” of sand on Hwy 12. NCDOT working on the road, please use caution and go slow through this area.
No significant damage reported at this time.
Road behind Burrus Red & White is passable, though water in places, recommending 4wd vehicles.

Bonner Bridge: NC DOT is still waiting for the winds to subside to be able to do the inspection. The bridge is still closed and will be until the inspection is done. Will be closed until NC DOT decides to re-open…no time frame as of yet.

Crews are working in many areas

There is a considerable amount of sand on Hwy 12 from Mirlo to the north of the Temporary Bridge. Approx amount 2’-3’ of sand. No definite time frame at this time when Hwy 12 from the Bonner Bridge to Mirlo Beach will re-open.

Dare County will be announcing regarding the Schools within the hour.

Anyone on Hatteras Island with Medical Issues, such as but regular appts for special medical issues such as but not limited to chemotherapy appts need to speak with the NC DOT personnel at the Rodanthe Ferry dock regarding priority passage on the Ferries.

Via: Obx Airwaves 10/30/12 5pm

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BrentGrowing up as a kid in Virginia Beach, Brent has always been surrounded by water. Sailing, surfing, fishing and skateboarding were his passions and foundation that drew him near the ocean. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication Arts & Design. Having worked at several companies in Richmond as an Art Director, and living away from the ocean for about 10 years, he and his wife decided to make the move back East with their sights on the Outer Banks. With surfing being his favorite hobby, the Outer Banks was a perfect fit. In 2005, Brent headed back to a more familiar and welcoming beach community and now lives in Kill Devil Hills with his wife and 3 daughters. Brent has run a Graphic Design business (BN Design & Advertising) for over 15 years. Complimenting his Design business during the day, Brent is also a musician and plays gigs regularly on the Outer Banks and is also a board member of the Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks Chapter.View all posts by Brent →

  1. RussRuss11-05-2012

    s-turns and the rest of Hwy12 was passable until the sheriff shut it down

  2. mabelmabel10-31-2012

    Thanks for these pics. So sad to see my favorite place damaged by hurricane sandy. But even still, the Outer Banks is such a beautiful place. :)

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