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UNPLUGGED: Ocracoke and Hatteras without internet, landline & cell service

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 4:55 PM EDT
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DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - People on the Ocracoke and Hatteras islands have no internet, landline, or cell phone service, as of Friday.

Dare County Emergency Management says a fiber cable that provides connectivity to Hatteras Island was damaged, causing the outages.

Crews are working on the outages and Dare County Emergency Management says no other information is available at the moment.

Shortly after the Hatteras Island outages were announced, authorities in Hyde County confirmed Ocracoke Island is also without the same services.

Anyone who experiences an emergency and is unable to call 911 is told to go to their nearest fire department or their county’s EMS for help.

Stay with WITN and WITN-TV for updates as we learn more.

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