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Final storm debris collection on Ocracoke scheduled for next week

The Temporary Debris Storage Site of debris from Hurricane Matthew on Ocracoke is in the lifeguard beach parking lot. Photo: C. Leinbach

Debris from Hurricane Matthew on Ocracoke takes up one half of the lifeguard beach parking lot, which is the Temporary Debris Storage Site being used by the contractor. Residents may not take debris to this site or pick through it. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Hyde County will again pick up debris from Hurricane Matthew starting Monday, Nov. 7, officials announced today.

Ocracoke residents need to have their storm debris staged by Friday, Nov. 4 for the second and final collection pass. 

The first pass to collect Ocracoke storm debris was completed on Oct. 27.

The following debris removal information is from Hyde County

Residents are asked to adhere to the following when preparing storm debris for retrieval:

* Debris should be separated by type (vegetative, construction and demolition, white goods, etc.)  Instructions detailing how to separate debris and place it in the NCDOT right-of-way to be retrieved is below.

* Household hazardous waste, white goods and electronics require specialized handling, so removal of these items may be delayed.

* Reconstruction debris (any debris produced after the initial tear out) is not eligible for retrieval. Contractors need to make their own arrangements to transport reconstruction debris to the appropriate disposal site.

* Businesses should consult with their insurance companies before placing storm debris out for collection as commercial debris removal and disposal is often covered by insurance policies.

Please do not transport your debris to the Temporary Debris Storage Site (TDSS) on Ocracoke.

We would like to thank the citizens of Hyde County for their adherence to the separation guidelines. Your compliance has been a model for communities across the state.

Please maintain awareness and monitor for further updates from Hyde County Public Information as new recovery programs and services are announced frequently.

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