Currituck County declares State of Emergency

State of Emergency declared for Currituck County

Currituck County, North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency due to the upcoming arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

Winds have been measured in the mid-30s at the Southern Outer Banks Water Plant in Corolla with gusts between 45-48 miles per hour. Winds measured in the low-20s at the mainland water plant in Maple, with gusts of 35 miles per hour.

Citizens are advised to stay indoors today and tomorrow. The general public is advised to only travel if necessary and take precautions.

Currituck County will close all Recycling Centers today at 5 p.m. Recycling centers and the Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, October 29th due to weather conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy. The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports that the Knotts Island Ferry won’t make any more runs today.

NC12 should be avoided and will become impassable due to flooding. Emergency Operations and response personnel are on staff and stationed throughout the County, but response times may be affected by the storm. Emergency Management can be reached at 252-232-2115.

Citizens who would like to report power outages to Dominion Power at 1-866-DOM-HELP.

For more information about the storm. go to http://www.co.currituck.nc.us and follow Currituck County on Twitter @CurrituckGov.


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