Hurricane Matthew Update #1

Is He Coming this Way?

11 PM.  Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is a strong tropical weather event that has the attention of virtually all people on the East Coast of the United States.  At this time the projected path of the storm is still uncertain, but almost all predictions show that the storm will have some impact on the Outer Banks over the next several days.

The Dare County Control group met this afternoon for the first time, and a state of emergency was put in place for all of the northern Outer Banks including all of Hatteras Island, and the northern OBX towns of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, and Duck.

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The Dare County Control Group (made up of representative of each town, the county, and the national park service) were advised of the projected path of the storm and the probabilities of impact on the Outer Banks.

After their meeting no evacuation of the area was ordered, but the control group urged all local residents and visitors to make arrangements immediately to prepare for the storm.  The control group will be meeting again on Wednesday to further evaluate updated forecast information and determine protective measures necessary to ensure public safety.

At this time Outer Banks Blue is recommending all property owners and guests to stay tuned to updates on the storm’s strength and direction over the next few days.  Residents and visitors have been advised to make preparations to evacuate the area.

We will endeavor to provide updates to the storm here approximately once ever 12 hours until the storm’s threat has passed.  Our staff will be working as normal.

 

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