Staged re-entry scheduled for Hatteras residents starts Sunday

Staged re-entry scheduled for Hatteras residents starts Sunday

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Associated Press | WVEC.com

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 6:52 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 2 at 8:33 AM

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) -- Dare County officials say residents of Hatteras Island will be able to return to their homes in stages during Labor Day weekend.

A statement from the county Thursday said the first stage of re-entry is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Sunday.

The staged re-entry goes alphabetically by resident and hometown and starts with the villages of Buxton, Hatteras, and Frisco.

Officials say utility service and other infrastructure in those villages makes returns to them possible.

As conditions improve in the island's other villages, their residents will be able to return.

Hurricane Irene damaged NC 12 over the weekend. Since then, supply ferries have been running to Hatteras Island but tourists and residents who evacuated have not been able to get there. Some 2,500 people rode out the storm.

The curfew on Hatteras Island remains in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. until further notice.

Individuals and businesses owners can begin applying for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of Hurricane Irene.

To begin the application process, register online or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is now opend at The Dare County Center at 950 Marshall C Collins Drive in Manteo.

RE-ENTRY SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4:
Buxton residents
Last names A through D board at 6:00 am
Last names E through H board at 10:00 am
Last names I through L board at 12:30 pm
Last names M through P board at 4:00 pm
Last names Q through T board at 6:30 pm
Last names U through Z, any others board at 10:00 pm

MONDAY, SEPT. 5
Hatteras residents
Last names A through D board at 6:00 am
Last names E through H board at 10:00 am
Last names I through L board at 12:30 pm
Last names M through P board at 4:00 pm
Last names Q through T board at 6:30 pm
Last names U through Z, any others board at 10:00 pm

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6
Frisco residents
Last names A through D board at 6:00 am
Last names E through H board at 10:00 am
Last names I through L board at 12:30 pm
Last names M through P board at 4:00 pm
Last names Q through T board at 6:30 pm
Last names U through Z, any others board at 10:00 pm

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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