County bans sale of alcohol in wake of Hurricane Arthur
Hyde County, NC – If you were looking to get in a glass of wine this evening, you may be out of luck if you live in Hyde County.
Today the county prohibited the sale of alcohol between 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. Friday.
They also announced a curfew for Ocracoke Island between 8 p.m. tonight and 8 a.m. Friday morning.
The curfew will be effective for Mainland Hyde as of 10 p.m. Thursday night. Though 8 a.m. Friday morning.
This area is expecting significant impact from the storm. Those who choose to stay on Ocracoke Island during Hurricane Arthur should take all precautions. There is no pre-equipped shelter on the Island and if you choose to ride it out, you will have to be self-supporting.
This storm is expected to be a category 2 hurricane by the time it reaches the coast.
Officials are advising residents to secure loose outdoor objects, have plenty of drinking water and non-perishable food items as well as batteries.