Maybe it’s the popcorn—the glorious, wonderful aroma of fresh popped popcorn that fills the air in the lobby of the Pioneer Theater in Manteo. The Creef family who owns the theater has always popped their own popcorn right there at the concession stand and it is much a memory of the theater as any movie that plays there.
Greetings again from a beautiful morning on the Outer Banks. The sky is nothing less than artistic this morning as the sun is rising over the ocean to start another week here at the beach.
There are some very good reasons why the Outer Banks is considered the premier destination for surfers on the East Coast. Rather than list everything, we’ll just reduce it to this—with 175 miles of beach and sandbar jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean there is almost always something to surf.
Good morning from a beautiful and for the most part back to normal Outer Banks. They last week has been quite a week with Hurricane Florence disrupting everything in the area. Family vacations were interrupted, the area was evacuated, we watched with anxiousness, and are now trying to get back to our regular schedules now that the storm has passed.
Evacuation Order to be lifted this weekend
Hurricane Florence Upate #6 (Final Update)
Dare and Currituck Counties remain under a Hurricane Warning and a Storm Surge Warning that officials anticipate will remain in place through late today or Saturday due to the slow movement of Hurricane Florence.
Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Warning, State of Emergency, Mandatory Evacuation, Flash Flood Watch, Tornado Watch in Place for the Outer Banks.
On Friday morning Hurricane Florence is came ashore in the Wilmington, North Carolina area, but strong effects of the storm were being felt all along the Outer Banks.
Hurricane Warning,, Storm Surge Warning, State of Emergency, Mandatory Evacuation, Flash Flood Watch in Place for the Outer Banks.
On Thursday morning Hurricane Florence was still some 200 miles from the southeast coast of North Carolina, but effects of the storm were being felt all along the Outer Banks.
Hurricane Florence Update #3
9/12/18 9:00 AM
Hurricane Warning, State of Emergency, and Mandatory Evacuation in Effect
The Mandatory Evacuation order continues to be in effect for the Entire Outer Banks and now a Hurricane Warning is in effect for areas south of Duck. A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for areas north of Duck. This means the winds and effects of that level of a storm are likely to be in place within 48 hours.
Mandatory Evacuation Order In Place
As of 7:00 AM today a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation are in effect for the entire Outer Banks. The Currituck County and Dare County Control groups have issued a directive to all visitors and residents to evacuate the Outer Banks effective 7:00 AM today in advance of the approach and landfall of Hurricane Florence. Hatteras Island visitors were requested to leave beginning at noon yesterday
Outer Banks Preparing for Florence
At noon today The Dare County Emergency Control Group a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island was issued for residents and guests. A follow up order of a mandatory evacuation of the rest of Dare County has been issued beginning at 7 AM tomorrow (9/11/18). All visitors on the Outer Banks should make preparations to leave the area.