Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson warned that travel would remain hazardous for the foreseeable future, particularly on Hatteras Island
The line provides power to both Hatteras Island
in Dare County and Ocracoke Island in Hyde County.
And on Hatteras Island
in the Outer Banks, a small tornado spawned by Hermine knocked over two trailers and injured four people, authorities said.
An important lifeline for the State's economy, the Dare County bridge originally opened in 1963 and provides the only highway connection between the Outer Banks' Hatteras Island
and the mainland.
Wolf and Fannon, a project manager, are dispatched to Hatteras Island
on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
A highway connecting Hatteras Island
to the mainland, which had been blocked, was back in use and Hatteras and Ocracoke islands were re-opened to the public.
McCrory's office said Highway 12, the 50-mile (80-km) road connecting Hatteras Island
to the mainland, had been blocked by flooding, downed power poles and sand.
5 meters that could render the narrow 80 km Highway 12 connecting Hatteras Island
to the mainland impassable.
Authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation for visitors to the Outer Banks' Hatteras Island
, while residents were advised to leave.
As word of the mandatory evacuation on Hatteras Island
spread, a steady stream of cars, trailers and recreational vehicles began rolling north on North Carolina Highway 12, a two-lane road that is the only way to the mainland other than ferries to the south.
Officials ordered a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island
starting at 5 a.
Lions purchased bulk food, water and dry clothing on the mainland for the residents of Hatteras Island