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Hurricane Arthur: County by County

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Flood damage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, July 4, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Rear Adm. Stephen Metric) Flood damage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, July 4, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Rear Adm. Stephen Metric)
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Here's a county by county look at the damage assessment following Hurricane Arthur.

Beaufort County: Beaufort County officials say damage assessments Friday morning indicate no major damages to structures, or roadways. Power is expected to be restored to most of the county by 5 p.m. Friday.

The shelters at Northside High School, Southside High School and Beaufort County Animal Control closed at 9 a.m.

Emergency Services Coordinator John Pack would like to thank the citizens of the county for their patience, planning and preparations for Hurricane Arthur. 

Carteret County: Carteret County Manager Russell Overman confirms two trees fell on an apartment complex in Beaufort overnight. The apartment is located on Leonda Drive. Four families were displaced. No injuries have been reported in the county.

Atlantic Beach has completed an initial damage assessment at first light. Although damage is wide spread throughout town it appears to be minor. Power has already been restored to most of the town. The curfew will be lifted at 6:30 am this morning but we would caution everyone that there may still be down lines scattered throughout Carteret County and everyone should use extreme caution until power crews are able to remove and restore power. Remember most injuries occur after the storm and during clean-up. A couple traffic lights are still not operational; please use caution when traversing those intersections.
The town is in the process of clearing debris and anticipates being totally operational by 10:00 am this morning.
Ocean conditions are still dangerous and with high probability of rip currents. Use extreme caution and check with lifeguard officials before considering to enter the water. Lifeguards will be in place and on duty at 10:00 am today. 

Power has already been restored to most of the town. The town is in the process of clearing debris and anticipates being totally operational by 10 a.m. Lifeguards will also be in place and on duty in Atlantic Beach at 10.

Pine Knoll Shores Town Manager Brian Kramer says the mayor has lifted the state of emergency and ended the curfew at 6:30 a.m. We’re told there is a power line/transformer issue at the intersection of Oakleaf & Magnolia. As of 7:30 a.m., power was out in most of the east end of town. A large tree was also partially blocking the road at Cypress and Fairway. Other than rip current risks and power outages, Kramer says they are in very good shape.

Emerald Isle Town Manager Frank Rush says the fireworks show is ON tonight!  Come out to the beach to watch the fireworks over Bogue Inlet Pier!  Show starts at 9 pm!  The Town is no longer under a curfew.  Everyone is free to come and go in Emerald Isle! Town staff are conducting formal damage assessment this morning, but there are currently no known significant damages.  Power is out for homes on the soundside between Bogue Inlet Drive and Indian Beach.  Power is also out for all homes on the oceanside between Bluewater Bay and Indian Beach.  We believe that the cause of the outage is related to one pole and transformer near Fire Station 2, and Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative crews are on-scene now! We hope to have power restored soon!  Emerald Isle was fortunate to receive a relatively small amount of rain, and there are no significant street flooding issues. Surf conditions are expected to remain very dangerous on Friday, with rip currents likely for much of the day. Please exercise caution! The Town works hard to keep our residents, property owners, and visitors well-informed about many issues, including hurricane threats.  There are several ways to stay informed about Arthur (and any other hurricane threats, other Town issues, etc.):

 - Check the Town's website at for regular Arthur updates as Arthur impacts Emerald Isle.

- Sign up to follow us on Twitter for Arthur updates - .

The public can follow the Carteret County Emergency Services facebook page at

Craven County: New Bern's state of emergency is rescinded effective at 8am today. New Bern Fire Rescue teams conducted a rapid assessment (required by FEMA) first thing this morning & found no major damage as a result of hurricane Arthur.

The city closed its EOC around 2am today & has resumed normal staffing levels.

Currituck County: Currituck County Emergency Management reports that Currituck County sustained little damage throughout the hurricane.  Despite Arthur strengthening to a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 100 mph, a last minute slight shift to the east helped to limit the damage. 

At this time, no reports of any injuries or major property damage have been reported.  Reports of some downed trees have come in, but none that affect any roadways.
If residents have experienced a power outage, they are urged to contact Dominion Power at 1-866-DOM-HELP to report it.

The Wright Memorial Bridge is now open and entry into Dare County is no longer restricted.

Information regarding the storm can be found online at and on Twitter at CurrituckGov. Citizens may call Emergency Management at (252) 232-2115.

Dare County:NCDOT is working on Hatteras Island to assess NC Highway 12 and make repairs in an effort to restore access to Hatteras Island as quickly as possible. 

The Dare County Control Group is maintaining close contact with NCDOT officials on their efforts to restore access to Hatteras Island.  As soon as a determination is made that Highway 12 is safe for passage, officials will assess whether access can safely be provided to all Hatteras Island Villages, and that the necessary infrastructure is in place to provide essential goods and services.  At that time a reentry advisory will be announced.  Until then, access to and from Hatteras Island on Highway 12 will remain closed.  This includes the Villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras.

The Control Group serves as the decision making body for Emergency Management and consists of representatives of Dare County, the Sheriff’s Office, the National Park Service, and the Towns of Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Nags Head, and Southern Shores. 

There is no restricted access to the areas of Dare County North of Oregon Inlet including the Towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Manteo, as well as the unincorporated areas of Martin’s Point, Colington, Wanchese, Roanoke Island, Manns Harbor, East Lake, and Stumpy Point.

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative crews have energized all of the major village circuits that experienced outages in the wake of Hurricane Arthur.  Crews are now working to restore around 325 individual outages across Hatteras Island.

The Cape Hatteras EMC has restored normal power to the Joseph "Mac" Midgett Water Plant.  Water system demands have returned to normal.  The Dare County Water Department would like to thank the residents and visitors for their invaluable assistance in reporting the numerous water system leaks to our water distribution staff which greatly reduced the response time for finding and making the repairs.

Park staff are continuing field assessments this afternoon in all three parks.  All facilities remain closed at this time.  Further information on re-opening facilities will be disseminated tomorrow.


Duck Surf Rescue staff are replacing lifeguard stands and patrolling Duck beaches on four wheel drives today.  Surf Rescue advises beach goers to stay out of the water due to surf conditions and storm debris.  See images from Duck on the Town of Duck Flickr and Facebook albums.

All street closures have been lifted.  All Town services have been restored to their regular operations and schedules.

Southern Shores beaches open for July 4th holiday.  Beach lifeguards operational. Reminder - no fireworks, including no "Chinese lanterns" allowed.

The next update will be issued Saturday morning, July 5, 2014.  The Dare County Emergency Operations Center may be reached at 252-475-5655 or visit for updated information.

Jones County: Strong winds caused some damage in Jones County Thursday night. Jones County Emergency Management Director Eric Merritt says there was damage on Alonza Road in Trenton. Merritt says a few farm buildings and a shed were destroyed around 7 p.m. No injuries were reported. Power lines were also knocked down but the power has since been restored. Merritt could not confirm if a tornado had touched down there.

Onslow County: Jacksonville city officials reported at 7 a.m. a number of traffic lights were on flash after power interruptions around the city. There was no major damage or flooding from the storm. At this time, Jacksonville is operating on a normal holiday schedule.

Pamlico County: Power remains out in a few areas of the county.  Tideland and Duke Power indicate that all power is expected to be restored by mid afternoon.  The general population shelter at Pamlico Community College closed at 8:00 a.m. July 4, 2014. At peak approximately 45 people were in the shelter.    The Emergency Operations Center at the courthouse stood down at approximately 9:00 a.m. 
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