Hurricane Sandy Advisory #1 from O.B. Blue

Hurricane Sandy Advisory (10/26/12 4:00 PM)
Lots of folks are thinking about Hurricane Sandy this weekend.   The residents and visitors of the Outer Banks are no different.   The farthest reaches of Hurricane Sandy are now beginning to affect the Outer Banks this afternoon as light rain and a slight Southeast breeze has changed our recent beautiful sunny and clear weather pattern.
The mid day update on Hurricane Sandy shows that the storm continues to move as predicted which would take the center of the storm some 200 miles off of the coast of North Carolina. At this time the effects on the Outer Banks this weekend are predicted to be moderate with heavy rain (possibly in excess of 5 inches in places), winds up to 45 MPH, and some tidal flooding especially during the full moon of Sunday night. Of particular concern are low lying areas of Highway 12 in Kitty Hawk, and near the New Inlet Bridge on Hatteras Island. The eye of the storm is expected to pass the Outer Banks overnight Sunday night and into Monday morning.
Projected path of Hurricane Sandy
The local emergency management group has just revealed that at this time there are no plans for evacuation of any areas of Dare County in advance of the storm.   It will be business as usual for us on the Outer Banks.
 
The storm is expected to make landfall on Monday at some point some 200 or more miles north of the Outer Banks.
 
If you have a scheduled arrival at one of our rental properties this weekend, please plan on checking into the property as normal.   All roads and bridges are expected to be open and passable throughout the storm.  We will be here and be sure your accommodation is ready for your arrival.
Outer Banks Blue maintenance and management staff will be busy all weekend ensuring that properties are in good shape and secure from the approaching storm.  If you have any questions please call our main office at 888-727-3102.  We have operators on duty 24 hours a day.
We will continue to update this page on a regular basis as we get updates from our local emergency management team, but no significant changes are expected in the forecast for the Outer Banks.
All the best from the beach!

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