Access to the Outer Banks remains limited this morning to permanent residents and property owners only. The bridges leading into the county have road blocks in place still this morning and police are turning away anyone who is not either a permanent resident or a property owner with documented proof of ownership.
Arriving guests should be aware that at this time they will not be allowed on the Outer Banks. For more information on this please visit www.darenc.com where the latest updates from emergency management are available.
We are working this morning with limited staffing and are busily preparing houses for arrival and we are assessing damages as we can. Property owners will be contacted if and when damage is found at your property.
Many streets are still very flooded, particularly in the Duck, Southern Shores and Corolla area as well as Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. There are still widespread power outages on the beach with more than 12,000 customers still without power this morning.
Conditions are improving weather wise today so we are hopeful water levels will go down and we can welcome our visitors soon. At this time conditions are not great with many roads having up to a foot of standing brackish water that vehicles have to go through to access properties.
We will be in touch with our arriving guests as soon as we are aware that you can access your property. There is no timetable on this at this time.
Thank you for your patience in this situation. This storm created much more damage than expected, and we are all working towards a return to normalcy as soon as possible.