2019 - Hurricane Dorian

Carteret County has issued the following official update(s) on the website below. Please stay tuned to our website, County Facebook and CCES Facebook for official County information.

The Public can access WebEOC information here - https://carteret.emcommunity.com/

The Carteret County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will cease operations today, September 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. For general informational needs regarding recovery for Hurricane Dorian, please contact the Emergency Management Office at (252) 222- 5841.

The Carteret County Emergency Operations Center will close the Newport Middle School shelter today, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Carteret County will have One-Stop Voting tomorrow, Saturday September 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Elections Office, 702 Live Oak St. #200, Beaufort, NC 28516. Due to Hurricane Dorian this will be the only One-Stop location open for the 3rd Congressional Race on Saturday. The General Election voting on September 10, 2019 will continue as scheduled.

Carteret County Government and the court system will re-open for normal business at 8:00 AM on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Carteret County Solid Waste Convenience Sites will resume normal operating hours Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 7:00 AM. Any debris should be taken to the appropriate convenience site or transfer station.

Carteret County issued a curfew on Thursday September 5, 2019 from dusk to dawn; ahead of Hurricane Dorian in order to more effectively protect the lives and property of the residents in Carteret County. Effective Friday, September 6, 2019, the curfew is hereby lifted for all persons who are located within the unincorporated areas of Carteret County. There will be no curfew this evening at dusk.

Posted 9/6/19 - The County is still experiencing inclement weather from Hurricane Dorian. We encourage citizens to remain safe and stay inside. The Emergency Operations Center received several reports of downed power lines and trees. According to the utility companies, there are about 42,000 customers without power.

If power has been lost, residents should use the following safety precautions for food safety. As a general rule, discard any perishable food, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers, which have been above 40 °F for over 2 hours. You should have appliance thermometers in your refrigerator and freezer so you can check to ensure the freezer temperature is at or below 0 °F and the refrigerator is at or below 40 °F.

9/5/19 - A curfew has been set for Carteret County today, Thursday September 5, 2019. Residents located within the unincorporated areas of Carteret County are required to remain indoors from dusk to dawn.

Posted 9/5/19 - Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 3 storm. Carteret County expects the weather will deteriorate quickly throughout the day today, Thursday, September 5, 2019. Once inclement weather arrives, do not try to leave your home during the storm.

Carteret County Emergency Management recommends residents who are evacuating should be in a safe location by today at noon. Residents who plan to shelter in place should have plenty of supplies and back-up power sources. Those residents evacuating to a shelter should do so at this time. CCATS will provide transportation to the Newport pet friendly shelter as long as it is safe to do so. To schedule a ride, residents can call 252-732-0825. The shelter is located at Newport Middle School, 500 E Chatham Street, Newport, NC.

Posted 9/4/19 - BRIDGE CLOSURE INFORMATION: ACCORDING TO NC HIGHWAY PATROL, THERE WILL BE RESTRICTED ACCESS ON ALL THE BRIDGES STARTING TOMORROW EVENING. THE RESTRICTIONS COINCIDE WITH THE INDIVIDUAL TOWN EVACUATION PLANS AND CURFEWS.

ON THURSDAY SEPT 5 BEGINNING AT 8AM THERE WILL BE VERY LITTLE ACCESS TO BOGUE BANKS. THE OTHER BRIDGES WILL REMAIN OPEN AT THIS TIME.

A Hurricane Warning has just been issued by the National Weather Service in our area.

We have set up the Carteret County Emergency Services hotline at 252-726-7177 for pre-recorded, updated information on evacuations, shelters, and preparations.

For additional information, please contact the Emergency Operations Center at 252-726-7061

With Hurricane Dorian’s unpredictability we are ending One-Stop/Early Voting today, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Carteret County Government offices will close on Wednesday, September 4,2019 at noon until further notice.

Carteret County Emergency Operations Center will be open until 8:00 pm today. Then starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 8:00 am; it will remain staffed continuously until Hurricane Dorian no longer poses a threat to Carteret County.

For general informational needs, please contact the Emergency Operations Center, (252) 726-7061.

Press Releases and Informational Documents

Evacuations:

Carteret County has issued a mandatory evacuation for Wednesday September 4, 2019 at noon from North River to South River and Down East Communities from East Carteret Corner. Also included in the evacuation are any County residents who live in manufactured homes such as park models, manufactured homes or recreational vehicles. Bogue Banks has issued a mandatory evacuation for Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Residents should be in a safe place by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday September 5, 2019. Those residents with electricity powered medical equipment should plan for prolonged power outages. We encourage those residents to have a back-up power source or to evacuate to a location where electricity will be accessible throughout and after the storm passes.

Shelters:

A general shelter that is pet friendly will be located at Newport Middle School and will open on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at noon. The shelter is located at: Newport Middle School 500 E Chatham Street, Newport, NC