Officials allow unrestricted access to villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo


HATTERAS, N.C. (WAVY) — Unrestricted access to the villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo began at noon on Tuesday as Outer Banks communities continue picking up the pieces from Hurricane Dorian.

Emergency management officials in Dare County said in a tweet Monday morning access to Hatteras Island is still restricted to permanent residents and essential personnel of businesses.

The Dare County Control is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss any reentry guideline changes for the villages of Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras. County officials began implementing partial reentry Saturday morning.

Dorian slammed the Outer Banks on Friday as it made landfall as a Category 1 storm.

Powerful wind gusts, storm surge and heavy rainfall led to hundreds of people being stranded on Ocracoke Island — which is just to the south of Dare County. Permanent residents were allowed to return home Monday as the island faced a lengthy recovery process.

Officials in Currituck County allowed people back into the area during a reentry process that lasted through Monday.

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