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UPDATE: Currituck County "Fared Well" Overnight In Sandy

Officials in Currituck County say the county "fared very well overnight" while Hurricane Sandy churned off the coast of North Carolina.

So far, there are no major reports of damage or storm-related medical emergencies in Currituck County, according to officials early Monday morning. Damage assessment teams will be searching for any issues now that the sun is up.

Main roads are passable, though drivers should be prepared to encounter sporadic localized flooding. Highway 12 in Corolla is clear, but the 4-wheel drive beach road is not passable at this time. Standing water is reportedly up to the dune line, according to officials.

Currituck County officials urge drivers to not drive through standing water. More localized flooding is possible today as the wind and rain continue.

Currituck County government offices will open at 10 a.m. Monday. . From 10 am – 5 pm, employees will follow the adverse weather policy. The county’s Recycling Centers and Transfer Station will be closed today.



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Currituck County will close all Recycling Centers today at 5 pm. All Recycling Centers and the Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29 due to the inclement weather conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy.

In addition, the NC Department of Transportation reports that the Knotts Island ferry will not make any more runs today.

At 11 am today, Currituck measured sustained winds in the mid-30s (mph) at the Southern Outer Banks Water Plant in Corolla, with gusts of 45-48 mph. Winds measured in the low-20s (mph) at the mainland water plant in Maple, with gusts of 35 mph.

Currituck declared a State of Emergency as of 9 am today due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy. At this time, Currituck County has not issued any evacuation orders.

Citizens should remain indoors and refrain from driving during periods of high wind and heavy rain. Power outages can be reported to Dominion Power at 1-866-DOMHELP.

Information regarding the storm can be found online at www.co.currituck.nc.us and on Twitter at CurrituckGov. Citizens may call Emergency Management at (252) 232-2115.


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Currituck County declared a State of Emergency as of 9 am Sunday morning due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy. At this time, no restrictions accompany this declaration.

At this time, Currituck County has not issued any evacuation orders. Currituck County is operating from its Emergency Operations Center, which will remain staffed through the duration of the storm.

Currituck Emergency Management advises citizens of a strong possibility that N.C. 12 between Corolla and Hwy 158 at Southern Shores will become impassable due to flooding from the storm. The public should avoid driving on N.C. 12 during the storm.

Citizens are strongly advised to remain indoors today and tomorrow as the affects of Hurricane Sandy increase in the area. Wind speeds are forecasted to increase throughout today and remain high tomorrow.

All public are advised to only travel during the storm if necessary and to take all precautions for personal safety. Emergency response personnel are stationed throughout the county, but response times and/or medical transports may be affected by the storm.

Localized flooding, downed trees and power outages can be expected throughout the county. Citizens can report power outages to Dominion Power at 1-866-DOM-HELP.

Information regarding the storm can be found online at www.co.currituck.nc.us and on Twitter at CurrituckGov. Citizens may call Emergency Management at (252) 232-2115.


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