OBX blackout update issued by Hyde Co. official
An update on the Outer Banks power outage was issued early Wednesday by the Hyde County public information officer, Donnie Shumate.
August 2, 2017 and August 3rd, 2017, The Bread of Life Food Bank will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until the food stocks are gone. The Albemarle Food Bank will be making contributions to this effort and continue to support the local food bank as the island recovers from this event. If you need food assistance, or if you wish to contribute financial or material support, the food bank is located at the Ocracoke Assembly of God Church; 459 Lighthouse Road; Ocracoke, NC 27960. More information about the food pantry can be found at http://www.ocracokeislandag.org/food-pantry.html.
The latest update on the main transmission line repair effort from Tideland EMC indicates that the timeline for repair has been reduced from 6-10 days, as they reported yesterday, to 4-6 days.
Click here to read the full statement from WCTI News Channel 12.