Dorian tracking Northeast
A mandatory evacuation order and a state of emergency continue for all of the Outer Banks. All guests in residence have evacuated, and many residents have left the area as well in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian.
Evacuation Order Expanded to Corolla
The Mandatory Evacuation order for visitors of the Outer Banks has now been expanded to include Currituck County which includes all properties in Corolla.
Mandatory Evacuation order for Dare County
The Dare County Control Group has issued a Mandatory Evacuation order for Visitors beginning at noon today (9/3/19). Residents are under a mandatory evacuation order beginning at 6:00 AM tomorrow (9/4/19).
Happy Memorial Day 2019 to you from all of us at Outer Banks Blue! It has been a fabulous weekend so far with sunny skies and very warm temperatures on the beach. Lots of people are here, and we hope all of them are taking time to remember the reason for Memorial Day.
Today marks a date that many local sailors and thrill seekers didn’t think they would see again. “2019 Worrell 1000 Reunion Race” catamaran sailboat race started this morning in Hollywood Beach, Florida after a 17 year absence. The race is named as it is because of the approximate 1000 mile course it travels.
Happy Monday Morning wishes to you from the Outer Banks where this past Saturday we had the experience of a lifetime. The new bridge to Hatteras Island from the Northern Outer Banks is nearly complete and prior to its opening everyone had the opportunity to walk or bike on the new structure.
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.
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.
Rain bands are continuing to affect the northern beaches of the Outer Banks, winds are strong and steady, waves and tides are running higher than normal at this time, and ocean over wash is being experienced in several areas of the Outer Banks. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island has been closed from the Bonner Bridge south due to significant ocean over wash in that area. Intermittent rain is predicted to affect our area through Friday as will windy conditions.
A Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Warning, A State of Emergency, and a Mandatory Evacuation, a Flash Flood Watch, and a Tornado Watch continue to be in place as of this morning.
This morning the Bridges that provide access to the Outer Banks have closed access to anyone other than essential personnel with a specific pass issued by the Emergency management of either Dare or Currituck Counties.
The Outer Banks Blue office is closed until the Mandatory Evacuation is lifted.
All guests scheduled to arrive on Today, Saturday and Sunday of this week should not travel to the Outer Banks unless and until they hear directly from Outer Banks Blue that roads are safe to travel on, and that their property is indeed undamaged and able to accommodate them. Please let Outer Banks Blue be your source of information regarding the rental of your property.
Many of our employees have evacuated the area which limits our ability to provide the services that our owners and guests have come to expect so we continue to ask for your patience as things return to normal over the next few days.
Once the mandatory evacuation order we will begin the process of preparing properties for any arriving guests.
Our office is going to be closed until the evacuation order is lifted.
We will provide another update when the evacuation order is lifted or on Saturday morning by 9:00 AM
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.
Rain bands are beginning to affect the northern beaches of the Outer Banks, waves and tides are running higher than normal at this time. Wind is strong and steady and making uncomfortable conditions. Steady and heavy rain is predicted to affect our area through Friday as will windy conditions.
A Hurricane Warning, Storm Surge Warning, A State of Emergency, and a Mandatory Evacuation continue to be in place as of this morning. A Flash Flood watch is also now in place.
As of 8:30 this morning the Bridges that provide access to the Outer Banks have closed access to anyone other than essential personnel with a specific pass issued by one of the local emergency control groups.
Our focus now turns to the guests that are scheduled to arrive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week. If the projected path of the storm is accurate it would appear that the impacts on our area may be less than originally expected and we may be able to get back to normal business by the first of next week.
We expect the mandatory evacuation to remain in effect for the next few days. Arriving guests should not plan on coming to the Outer Banks until you hear from Outer Banks Blue directly advising that the evacuation order has been lifted, and that your specific property is ready for your arrival.
Arriving guests should keep in mind that gas supplies are extremely limited, basic needs provided through local stores are unavailable at this time (Bread, water, ice, milk, eggs, etc.), and conditions are not conducive to a relaxing vacation at this time. In addition all of our properties have been prepped for the storm so pools are turned off, outdoor furniture is stacked inside houses, items are tied down, and many of our houses are boarded. Please give us the opportunity to prepare for your arrival before coming to the beach!
Your patience is appreciated as we work though this process. Many of our employees have evacuated the area which limits our ability to provide the services that our owners and guests have come to expect.
Our office is planning on being open at least part of the day on Thursday.
We will provide another update on Friday morning by 9:00 AM (Weather Permitting)