Ocracoke Island will reopen to visitors on December 2

By on November 20, 2019

On Wednesday evening, the Hyde County Board of Commissioners voted to allow visitors back on Ocracoke Island on December 2, 2019.

Ocracoke Island has been under an evacuation order since September 4, which was two days before Hurricane Dorian made landfall at Cape Hatteras.

Originally, the Ocracoke Control Group recommended lifting the evacuation on November 22, however, the past weekend’s nor’easter delayed the opening of N.C. Highway 12.

After the evacuation order is lifted, visitors will be immediately allowed to access Ocracoke Island.

Ferry operations will return to the paid reservation system normally in place. Reconstruction and debris removal will continue to take place for the foreseeable future. In addition, visitors should be advised that there are limited lodging accommodations, food service, gas availability and other services normally available to the visiting public, and should plan accordingly.

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