Dare County Official: Limited Power Back On At Hatteras

People who stayed on Hatteras Island during Hurricane Irene are getting limited, utility-generated power back.

Kathryn Bryan of the emergency management agency for Dare County said Tuesday that two massive generators are supplying "spotty" electrical service to people in the villages of Rodanthe, Salvo and Waves. She says people on the island are being asked to limit their power use between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Hatteras Island is getting supplies via ferry because the storm carved four breaches into Highway 12. Bryan says so far only people with special medical needs or scheduled for surgeries have been transported off.

She says no injuries from the storm have been reported.

Bryan says there may be information out Wednesday about residents who left Hatteras being able to return to the island.


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  • by davey Location: chapel hill on Aug 31, 2011 at 06:25 PM
    ncdot is running 7 ferries a day to rodanthe to bring emergency supplies to those who stayed and infrastructure equip for damage repair. The message is simple, ignore the order next time and the state will come and save you at the expense of those who stupidly followed the evac order and are stuck at the end of the line now, being kept out by the authorities who are too busy taking care of the people who stayed. Makes no sense.
  • by VB-OBX Location: Virginia Beach on Aug 31, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    Really people???? It was a mandatory evacuation for everyone in Dare Cty as of 8 am on 8/26. So the state can tell people to leave their homes/businesses and now the storm is over and they are telling people they can't go back ot their homes and businesses.So for you people talking about $$ How would you feel being told you needed to leave your home then being told you couldn't go back. They've run the ferry for damage during Isabelle and when the bridge got knocked out. Why not this time??? The people that did as the state told them to do should not be punished!!!
  • by BULL Location: GVILLE on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:46 AM
    I thought our fearless Gov. said the obx would be ready for business this weekend.MORON.
  • by former resident on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    Those that are complaining are forgetting that if every did leave, that they would still have to return at some point. Guess how they would return? That's right, by ferry, because the road is gone. The road won't be rebuilt for months, and you think they will just stay at a hotel or shelter to save you a couple bucks. And those repair crews you speak of, guess how they and their supplies have to get there, right again, by ferry. SO, if a resident who wanted to stay and protect their belonging need a ride back with one of these ferries for "special" reasons, I'd say there is probably enough room on a returning boat. Walk in someone elses shoes for a change. You don't know, you obviously have never been in such a situation.
  • by HatterasNative Location: TX on Aug 31, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    To those of you who ridicule the folks there if it were you or affected you in the same way I daresay you would do the same thing. It is sad in this country the lack of understanding and respect people have for one another. Yes you are like me entitled to your opinion. May the LORD bless you according to your actions.
  • by Concerned Location: Kill Devil Hills on Aug 31, 2011 at 06:30 AM
    It amazes me how some people get so upset with individuals staying on their property. Not all people have the means to leave and get a hotel or even have the transportation to get to a shelter. Before you complain about tax dollars for relief, remember those islands called the OBX bring in MILLIONS in tourism for the state which EVERYONE benefits from! Remember that when your kids go to great state schools and you are driving on nice highways before you start complaining that your tax dollars are being spent to help those in need after a natural disaster! Lets keep all the revenue the OBX makes for the entire state and then the OBX won't need state relief, the state will need OBX relief!
  • by Taxpayer Location: Eastern NC on Aug 30, 2011 at 08:02 PM
    Never mind the people with special needs and scheduled surgeries. Wasn't everyone ordered to leave the island? If everyone had left the taxpayers wouldn't have to be paying to ferry supplies to the island as there wouldn't be anyone there except for repair crews. We were in a mandatory evacuation zone and heeded the order to leave. Are these Outer Bankers so special that they don't have to obey mandatory evacuation orders. The state should send the bills for the ferries and supplies to those who stayed behind against the orders of the local government.
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      by CritterLover on Aug 31, 2011 at 05:38 AM in reply to Taxpayer
      Your outlook on this situation and the people who are suffering is appalling, and I hope those pennies you're so worried about pinching grant YOU some comfort in life, whereas the people of the Outer Banks would love to have just a bit of creature comforts right now. The state cannot force one to leave their home, irregardless of the evacuation order. Secondly, those folks stay because IT'S THEIR HOME. It's their lives, and everything they've worked for. You're so worried about money, money, money....I hope it buys you happiness someday because you sure as heck could use it. And a little compassion.
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        by HatterasNative on Aug 31, 2011 at 06:35 AM in reply to CritterLover
        Thank you for your kindness. Some dont or just wont understand the feelings of others.
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          by CritterLover on Sep 1, 2011 at 05:33 AM in reply to HatterasNative
          You're welcome. I love the people and the place. I live in Edenton, and wish I could come down there for a few days to come help!! Maybe when they open the island up I can come volunteer!
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      by OBX Lover on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:36 AM in reply to Taxpayer
      Taxpayer/PINhead....you need to come on down to the OBX for an attitude adjustment. You are seriously miserable. It's obvious you have NEVER been here. There's no place like it. FYI:Only visitors had mandatory evacuation orders.
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      by Amazed on Aug 31, 2011 at 12:11 PM in reply to Taxpayer
      Taxpayer, the majority of the supplies being ferried to the island are items to replace the destroyed infrastructure (such as it is). Yes, they are taking some supplies to the people who stayed there, but your attitude suggests that you believe the people should have gotten off the island and then the State should just let it all rot. Pretty ignorant of you, in my opinion.
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      by gee on Aug 31, 2011 at 02:50 PM in reply to Taxpayer
      taxpayer must be a teapartier. Mandatory evac but the cops have no ability to enforce it. you are a selfish person.
  • by $$$ on Aug 30, 2011 at 06:13 PM
    Wait,so people with special medical needs and scheduled surgeries actually had the audacity to stay on the island, fully aware of their circumstances, and then need to be ferried off? At what cost? And we are having to ferry supplies to them? Were they not prepared? I try to be humanitarian, but honestly that's a little ridiculous...
  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    The old timers and lifelong residents on Hatteras and Ocracoke know how to deal with adversity from storms. Did my college fieldwork there. They're a pretty tough bunch overall. Some are decendents of mariners that shipwrecked on the island.
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      by HatterasNative on Aug 31, 2011 at 06:34 AM in reply to
      Thank you for your kindness.Some people dont really understand and it is sad.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 at 06:47 AM in reply to
      It was mandatory for the "visitors". Most residents ride these storms out as they have for 62 yrs! It may be $$ put out in order to help them & get supplies to them DUE to road conditions. If the road was not now an "inlet" then supplies & help would not be coming over by ferry. Residents there or not, repairs still need to be made, clean up needs to be done. That's what is needed, not bashing them for what Mother Nature has done.
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