UPDATE: Ferry To Hatteras Has Resumed

The state Transportation Department says ferry service providing a way home to Hatteras Island residents who evacuated because of Hurricane Irene has resumed.

The ferry between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe was temporarily shut down on Monday because of damage to a ramp.

But supervisor Keith Matthews said service resumed Tuesday morning.

Residents of Hatteras Island are being allowed to return home this week. Emergency officials had planned a staggered return by village but said Sunday that services and infrastructure had been repaired enough to allow all to return.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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The state Transportation Department says ferry service providing a way home to Hatteras Island residents who evacuated because of Hurricane Irene is scheduled to resume at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Ramp damage temporarily shut down the ferry and officials said on Sunday that an I-beam had to be brought to the site for the repair. A piece of heavy equipment being loaded onto the ferry damaged the ramp at Stumpy Point.

The ramp was damaged Sunday, the first day that all residents of Hatteras Island were allowed to return home. Emergency officials had planned a staggered return by village but said Sunday that services and infrastructure had been repaired enough to allow all to return.

The ferry runs between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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The state Transportation Department says ramp damage has temporarily shut down the ferry providing a way home to Hatteras Island residents who evacuated because of Hurricane Irene.

Dare County spokeswoman Dorothy Toolan said Sunday it could take up to 24 hours to repair the ramp. She says an I-beam must be brought to the site for the repair.

Toolan says a piece of heavy equipment being loaded onto the ferry damaged the ramp at Stumpy Point.

The ramp was damaged Sunday. Emergency officials had planned a staggered return by village but said Sunday that services and infrastructure had been repaired enough to allow all to return.

The ferry runs between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe.

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More than a week after hurricane Irene made landfall on our coast, Hatteras Island residents are being allowed to return home starting Monday at noon.

Dare County officials say residents must present a valid driver's license, showing a local address for one of the Hatteras Island villages.

They also must have a special pass that's available from Dare County Social Services at county offices in Frisco and at community centers in Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.

The Ferry Division will operate multiple ferries today, but official warn residents that there may be long wait times and traffic may become congested.

The re-entry also applies to insurance adjusters and allows residents who stayed on the island, to leave for non-emergency reasons.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 5, 2011 at 07:35 PM
    Ah the joys of living on a mobile pile of sand in hurricane alley.
  • by Wharf Rat Location: manteo on Sep 5, 2011 at 05:44 PM
    Beach front property has always been temporary.
  • by Gerry Location: Emerald city on Sep 5, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    Where was the DOT Engineer who was supposed to determine if the Ferry Landing was strong enough to support that heavy equipment? Someone should be keel-hauled over this!
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      by rapper on Sep 6, 2011 at 07:25 AM in reply to Gerry
      Yes, keel haul the developers, politicians and foolish people who spent billions of dollars building structures and communities on sand bars. Go whine somewhere else.
  • by have fun in the sand Location: enc on Sep 4, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    Can drive to or stay at the beach. My home is 60 feet above sea level and 15 miles inland. A tornado bunker is currently in the works. Barrier islands and the beach are too dynamic for me.
  • by J. Mac Location: Greenville, NC on Sep 4, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    Barrier Island living presents a prime example of Ying and Yang. Those who live here know the risks they place themselves in. The beauty is fantastic. However, it seems the rebuilding there is the issue that no one really addresses enough. Government funds should NOT be allocated to those that choose this way to live. If you can afford to rebuild, God bless you. It is beautiful there. Public funds should not be allowed to rebuild private affairs. Unless of course we can enjoy the privacy and beauty too for free.
  • by Concerned Location: ENC on Sep 3, 2011 at 05:57 PM
    But the fact that your government officials have employed the Coast Guard and others to keep individuals off their own property should concern you. Ask Germany how it worked out for them....
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      by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:26 PM in reply to Concerned
      That was a completely idiotic comparison. God forbid anyone should try to keep people from getting hurt in this mess. What is wrong with you?
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      by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2011 at 04:01 AM in reply to Concerned
      Buy land on a barrier island and reap the results of your own actions.
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      by Boats on Sep 4, 2011 at 05:14 AM in reply to Concerned
      Nothing like being a prisoner in your own land is there? Big Brother knows what's best for the sheeple.
  • by The Truth and Facts Location: HI on Sep 3, 2011 at 02:50 PM
    No one has been arrested.........FYI
  • by Josh Location: ENC on Sep 3, 2011 at 01:11 PM
    It is wonderful that in the USA, deeded property owners with boats and piers have been arrested for accessing their own property. Dare County EMS Officials should be ashamed of themselves, and furthermore, should face legal action.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2011 at 05:55 PM in reply to Josh
      Barrier island living in NC has its disadvantages.
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      by rapper on Sep 5, 2011 at 05:06 PM in reply to Josh
      How about you right to your congressional representative and complain ? How about you hire a lawyer and sue ? Quit your whining !
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        by cottonmouth on Sep 6, 2011 at 10:17 AM in reply to rapper
        How about you learn to spell before displaying your cranky opinions in this public forum?
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