Hurricane Matthew’s Aftermath – Cleanup and Damage (Video & Photos)

The Outer Banks beaches have been dealing with a large amount of unexpected flooding, and in many cases, areas that usually don’t flood. The cleanup efforts are well underway. Reports of 3-6′ of flooding were reported on the Northern Beaches all the way down to Hatteras Island.

Currently, there are road & bridge closures that may require a photo ID or proof of employment to gain access. For more information on road closures, please visit: https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/projectsstudies/?Region=*&Counties=*Dare*

Many supplies & food items are in need. Food Pantries are in need of canned chicken, canned tuna, canned soup, bread, canned fruit, snacks (granola/fruit bars), peanut butter, jelly, chili with beans and anything you can think of that people can easily heat up. If you are in need of food, please makes sure you bring proof of Dare County residency and a photo ID. Below are a few places that are taking donations and helping out the community:

The Beach Food Pantry
Phone: (252) 261-2756
http://beachfoodpantry.org/

Roanoke Island Food Pantry
Phone: (252) 473-2089
http://mountolivetumc.org/contact-us/

Lifeline Outreach, Hatteras, NC
Phone: (252) 489-0306
They can arrange drop-offs and pick-ups from Northern Beaches. They are accepting donations for Rodanthe. They are in need of non-perishable food items, canned goods, dried goods, baby needs, cleanup items (gloves, bleach, trash bags, rakes, scrub brushes). Lifeline Outreach can also accept checks and cash deductible donations which benefits 100% of the amount to the community. Please visit their facebook page for more informaiton: https://www.facebook.com/LifelineOutreachOBX/?fref=ts

Here’s a video posted by Baldwin Video Productions, followed by photos of the storm and it’s aftermath that were found on social media. Photographers include: Bob Hovey, Bonzer Shack, Bruce Hilpert, Crew Hayes, Daniel Pullen, Jared Jennings, Jon Carter, Matt Lusk, Mickey McCarthy, Rich Coleman, Susan Ogden & Suzi Reeves.

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