Outer Banks is now under a tropical storm warning

By on August 29, 2023

Idalia is covering most of the southeast U.S. (NOAA satellite)

Here’s the latest on Hurricane Idalia from Dare County Emergency Management:

The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Dare County due to expected impacts from Hurricane Idalia, which is forecast to move off the East Coast into the Atlantic Ocean after making landfall in Florida as a major hurricane on Wednesday.

A Tropical Storm warning means that tropical storm conditions — including sustained winds of 39 mph to 73 mph — are possible within 36 hours.

As of Tuesday, Aug. 29, the National Weather Service is forecasting significant rain, high winds and minor storm surge inundation of up to 2 feet above ground in low-lying areas for our area. There is also a potential for tornadoes, ocean overwash and moderate beach erosion.

Based on the current forecast track for Hurricane Idalia, most of these conditions will affect Hatteras Island.

For those staying or living at an oceanfront or soundfront location, be prepared to protect your property. Storm surge can quickly inundate places where vehicles and other personal property are normally parked or stored. Take the time now to find a higher spot for your vehicles and property to keep them from being damaged.

According to the National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City, N.C., an average of 4 to 8 inches of rainfall is expected with locally higher amounts of rainfall possible across the area. Rainfall from this storm may lead to flash flooding which could impact travel. Always remember to turn around, don’t drown should you encounter flooded streets.

Impacts from Hurricane Idalia are expected to begin late Wednesday, August 30, 2023, into Thursday, August 31, 2023, and are expected to persist through Friday, September 1.

Strong winds and rough surf will also result in an increased risk of strong rip currents. Even the most experienced swimmers are advised to stay out of the ocean due to the dangerous surf conditions that are occurring and will persist into the holiday weekend at all Dare County beaches.


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Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention β€œClint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b) and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room (https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b) after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.Β  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

Clint Hardison is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dare EMS – Phase 2 Pre-Bid Conference

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Comments

  • Steven

    Always exciting, most here on Hatteras enjoy the energy, especially surfers.
    Only way to make it better is for it to happen this weekend rather than Thursday..

    Wednesday, Aug 30 @ 6:14 am
  • Steven

    Evacuate!
    It’s so very nice after an evacuation

    Wednesday, Aug 30 @ 9:48 am