Recent County News

Public Cooling and Charging Station at Ocracoke VFD

7/27/17 - The Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department will be made available to the public as a cooling and charging station starting Friday, July 28, 2017, at 8:00 AM. Medical personnel will be onsite to help treat heat related injuries. Read More

Ocracoke Residents Encouraged to Take Steps to Prevent Heat Stress

7/27/17 - From the Hyde County Health Department: Heat and humidity are a serious safety threat.  While the power outage on Ocracoke persists, residents are encouraged to know the symptoms of heat-related illness and to take steps to prevent heat stress. Read More

Mandatory Evacuation of Ocracoke Non-Residents

7/27/17 - Due to the power outage affecting Ocracoke Island, the Hyde County Board of Commissioners have declared a state of emergency and issued a mandatory evacuation of all non-residents effective on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 5:00pm.  For full press release click here and for the official order from the County Commissioners click here.

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