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Hyde County Evacuation Procedures

Hurricane Dorian Evacuation Information

The general population shelter for evacuees from Hyde County is located at Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center, 9536 NC Hwy 305, Jackson, NC 27845.  The shelter will be open and accepting evacuees at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Pets are allowed at this shelter. Please bring vaccination records and a kennel if you are traveling with your pets.

Anyone with special medical needs that need to evacuate should contact the EOC at 252-926-3715 for guidance.

Hyde Transit will be assisting those who need aid with evacuation transportation.  Please arrive at the designated stop at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.  The transportation schedule is as follows:

Evacuation Route 1 - Thursday, September 5, 2019        

10:00 am – Departs Davis Ventures
10:30 am – Departs Mattamuskeet High School
11:00 am – Departs O.A. Peay School
11:30 am – Departs Scranton Post Office
12:00 pm – Departs Mount Olive Church

Evacuation Route 2  - Thursday, September 5, 2019

2:00 pm – Departs Davis Ventures
2:30 pm – Departs Mattamuskeet High School
3:00 pm – Departs O.A. Peay School
3:30 pm – Departs Scranton Post Office
4:00 pm – Departs Mount Olive Church

If you have questions about transportation assistance, please call Hyde Transit at 252-926-1637.  For the last transportation assistance departure, please call Hyde Transit by noon on Thursday, September 5, 2019.


In the event of an evacuation order, Hyde County Residents and Visitors should follow the recommendations and orders of the Hyde County Emergency Services Department. We will post any information regarding an evacuation on our website and social media outlets, as well as all local news outlets. 

While traveling during an evacuation, you can dial 511 for travel information and *HP from a mobile phone for help from the Highway Patrol.

Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke Island is only accessible by ferry, boat, or plane. As such, it is one of the more difficult areas to evacuate in a timely manner. When evacuation orders are given for the island, it is typically for visitors first. This decision is made by the Hyde County Board of Commissioners at the recommendation of the Ocracoke Deputy Control Group. The Deputy Control Group is a group of local business owners and infrastructure personnel (NCDOT Ferry Division, NCDOT, Tideland EMC, and Hyde County Emergency Services). 

When evacuating the island, we recommend using the sound ferries. These will take you directly to an approved hurricane evacuation route on a major highway (Hwy 264 and Hwy 70). Going north through Hatteras Island can cause more delays since they will likely be evacuating as well. Please pay attention to the press releases from the NCDOT ferry division and the County regarding the ferry schedule during a state of emergency as route schedules can change. During a state of emergency, all ferry reservations are suspended and ferries are boarded on a first come first serve basis. 

Mainland Hyde County

The evacuation routes for mainland Hyde County are as follows. Hwy 264 East, Hwy 94, and Hwy 45 North.