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Kill Devil Hills under state of emergency due to flooding, snakes, floating propane tanks

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WNCN) - The Town of Kill Devil Hills declared a state of emergency Friday morning after Tropical Storm Michael flooded parts of the town, scattered debris on the roads and resulted in an influx of snakes.

The state of emergency was ordered just before 2 a.m. by Mayor Sheila Davies.

According to the declaration, soundside area access is restricted because Kitty Hawk Bay flooded "the areas of 800-900 blocks of Cedar Drive, Oyster Pointe condominiums, Canal Drive, Captains Lane, the westernmost edge of Indian Drive, Bay Drive from West First Street north to approximately Nixonton Street."

Access to those areas is restricted to residents and property owners until further notice.

The reason for the restricted access is because "all east/west routes leading to these areas are closed due to hazardous debris, such as but not limited to: wood, boards, snakes, propane tanks, etc.," according to the declaration.

Visitors, as well as residents, in those areas are encouraged to stay inside until inspections and damage assessments can be completed.

The declaration will remain in effect until the mayor modifies or rescinds it.

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