Isaias – What impact will it have? 8/3/2020

We have all heard the name, and while there are challenges in saying Isaias correctly there is no question that the Outer Banks will see some effects from this former Hurricane and current Tropical Storm.

No Evacuations

are being called for the northern Outer Banks at this time. While Ocracoke Island and Hatteras Island to our south have had mandatory evacuations called for visitors, residents, and non-resident property owners the effects of the storm on the northern beaches are expected to be minimal. As a result the emergency control group for Dare County and Currituck County decided not to call for a mass evacuation.

The storm’s current projected path would take it on a track that would make landfall in South Carolina and quickly move through North Carolina on its way to the Northeastern United States. Rain should begin overnight on Monday and continue the majority of the day on Tuesday.

Isaias

There may be gusty winds overnight, but widespread damaging effects from the storm are not expected in the areas of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck or Corolla.

There is a strong possibility of heavy rain so guests visiting the Outer Banks are cautioned about being careful driving through roadways covered with water.

Stay tuned

Outer Banks Blue will post any updates on the storm as needed here on this Blog. Guests in our properties are requested to check the exterior of the property where they are staying this week and to please secure any loose or small items that may be affected by gusty winds during the storm.

Excellent beach conditions are expected to return to the Outer Banks by Wednesday, but there is the threat of rip currents that visitors should be aware of.

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