Ocracoke still cleaning up after Arthur

Jul 9, 2014

Hyde County experienced minor flooding, storm surge, and widespread property debris on the north end of Ocracoke Island.   The high winds knocked down 30 power poles on Ocracoke.  Electricity was restored around 10 pm Saturday.  Emergency Services Director Justin Gibbs says the major impact came from wind damage.  “they’re working on obtaining some additional resources to assist with debris cleanup.  I think they’re looking at getting an additional chipper and an additional dump truck to go over to Ocracoke to try to expedite the process.” Gibbs says it will be at least another week before all the vegetative debris is picked up in Hyde County. Clean up is a group effort with crews with Hyde County Solid Waste and volunteer organizations assisting residents with yard debris.