DARE COUNTY, N.C. — Dare County Emergency Management announced Thursday morning that visitors can return to Hatteras Island beginning at 1 p.m.
A mandatory evacuation for people visiting the island had been in effect due to Maria, which is now a tropical storm.
The release reads, in part:
“Beginning at 1:00 p.m. today, there will be unrestricted access to Hatteras Island. At that time, visitors may return to all Hatteras Island villages including Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village.”
— Dare County EM (@DareCountyEM) September 28, 2017
Tropical Storm Maria has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.