HYDE COUNTY, N.C. (WRIC) — The impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew has led the Hyde County Board of Commissions to issue a mandatory evacuation for Ocracoke Island visitors beginning at 5 a.m. Wednesday.
Only resident and non-resident property owners, vendors and critical infrastructure providers will be permitted to travel to and from the island on Wednesday.
Hurricane Matthew has the potential to make landfall in South Carolina or North Carolina sometime between Friday, October 7 and Sunday, October 9, 2016.
Matthew is forecasted to bring dangerous and potentially life-threatening storm surge and high surf, damaging strong winds that could produce prolonged power outages, heavy rainfall and flash flooding, tornadoes, extremely dangerous conditions for boaters and rip currents.
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