Dorian Lashes the Outer Banks
A state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation order continues for all of the Outer Banks due to Hurricane Dorian. Access to the Outer Banks has been closed effective 8 PM on Thursday night and a curfew is in effect for the majority of the area which limits movement around the beaches.
As of 8:00 AM this morning (Friday) the center of the storm was located between Hatteras village and Buxton on Hatteras Island. The movement of the storm was to the Northeast at approximately 14 miles per hour. The storm will move rapidly off of the coast today, but the effects from the storm will be felt throughout the day today.
Some ocean overwash is expected on the northern beaches particularly in the area of Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. Rain is flooding streets, and wind is causing issues with power lines. Some outages have been reported in the area, but a full survey of the damage in the area cannot be determined until the storm moves away from the area.
Conditions on the Outer Banks are as you may expect with a steady rain as well as strong and gusty winds. You may see a live webcam of the conditions on the Outer Banks by clicking here. As you can see beach conditions in Kill Devil Hills (where the camera is located) are treacherous.
Outer Banks Blue is closed today (Friday).
Guests should not plan on travel to the OBX today.
Guests that had arrivals scheduled for today (9/6/19), tomorrow (9/7/19) or Sunday (9/8/19) should not plan on coming to the beach until they are advised that the mandatory evacuation order has been lifted, and your property is ready for your arrival.
We will continue to keep you updated here throughout the storm. Another update will be posted here by 7 PM Friday.