Hurricane Dorian Update #6 6:15 PM 9/6/19

Dorian Gone – Clean up is Next

At this time a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation continues for the Outer Banks in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. No entry to the Outer Banks is allowed at this time. Visitors are not expected to be allowed back on the beach on Saturday. Please plan accordingly.

The storm brought heavy rains and significant winds to the areas of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla overnight Thursday and through the morning and afternoon on Friday. The result was widespread power outages in the area and many downed trees.

Some roads are impassible at this time, and many roads are flooded from the rain. The Avalon pier in Kill Devil Hills sustained significant damage as did the Nags Head pier with both structures missing portions of the pier. A motel in Kill Devil Hills also lost its roof from a wind gust. Many rental houses have sustained damage in the area.

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Image from Getty Images of a man walking his dog near Salvo, NC on Friday

NO Re-entry to the Outer Banks!

The Emergency Control Group will meet again on Saturday morning to determine when re-entry will be allowed for guests. All guests should plan on not being allowed on the beach on Saturday (9/7/19).

Guests with arrival dates this weekend should be aware that it is not expected that access to the Outer Banks will be allowed on Saturday. The re-entry process to the Outer Banks will be a tiered re-entry with permits required for essential personnel, property owners, and vendors allowed back in the area before any visitor will be allowed onto the beach.

Thank you for your understanding in advance for allowing us to make repairs and preparations for your arrival. There was significant damage done in some areas, and at this time many properties in the area do not have electrical power. Water service is shut off in some areas of the Outer Banks as well.

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Ocean conditions remain dangerous on the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks Blue Open on Saturday

Outer Banks Blue remains closed on Friday due to Dorian, but we will be back in place on Saturday as soon as essential personnel are allowed to return to the OBX. All arriving guests will be contacted to advise of the status of their rental, but in advance of that guests should not plan on coming to the Outer Banks until they hear from our staff.

Another update will be posted here on Saturday.

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