UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuation Order For Dare County

Dare County has now ordered a mandatory evacuation for all residents, effective at 8 a.m. Friday.

This follows the mandatory evacuation of visitors that began Thursday at 8 a.m. There were approximately 150,000 tourists on the Outer Banks of Dare County when the evacuation was ordered. Officials say 35,000 people live there full-time.

Dare County residents without a means of transportation to a state managed shelter outside of Dare County may call (252) 475-5640 to make travel arrangements.

Those with special medical needs should contact (252) 475-5655 for assistance.

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Dare County has ordered a mandatory evacuation for all visitors of Dare County effective 8:00 a.m., Thursday, August 25.

All visitors, as many as 150,000 are urged to make preparations and leave the area.

Dare County Emergency Management urges visitors to take all personal belongings with them during evacuation.

Although the mandatory evacuation order is for all Dare County visitors, residents are advised to take proper precautions and make general storm preparations.

Dare County officials say further evacuations should be anticipated as Irene moves closer to the Outer Banks.

At this time there are no new reentry stickers being issued. The previously issued stickers, for 2008/2009, are still valid. Residents can also use a North Carolina driver’s license showing a Dare County address. Property owners may use a Dare County tax bill with proper identification for reentry.

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  • by Dennis Location: New York on Aug 25, 2011 at 08:40 AM
    We just got back from vavaction in Corolla. This was my family's third year in a rown vacationing in Corolla. We love it down there and consider it our second home and the people our extended friends. Please stay safe.
  • by toni Location: east lake on Aug 25, 2011 at 02:34 AM
    And I have to run to manteo today....oh joy
  • by Jared on Aug 24, 2011 at 05:44 PM
    Is there a mandatory evacuation for carteret county
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      by Tom on Aug 25, 2011 at 05:14 AM in reply to Jared
      No word yet for Emerald Isle. The EI town Council meets at 9am this morning. Cick here for info: http://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/hurricanetownnotices.htm
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        by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to Tom
        Wow and I thought dare county was bad about waiting til the last minute.
  • by definitely coming this time on Aug 24, 2011 at 05:22 PM
    Nothing like it since Isabelle in 2003 except the hit from Ophelia on the Crystal Coast. Good luck to everybody living there or owning property.

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