Traffic flow to the Outer Banks is still restricted
As of 9:30 this morning there is unlimited access onto the Outer Banks. The Highway Patrol lifted the road block at the Wright Memorial Bridge and visitors are being permitted access to the Dare County beaches. The town of Kitty Hawk remains under a state of emergency due to flooding and power outages. Curfews have been lifted in the area.
The official update from the Dare County emergency management group can be found here
If it is possible we encourage property owners that do not have rentals in place to make plans to come and view your property personally to ensure you are aware of any damages that exist. Standing water is still in place in many areas, and as of this morning just short of 2,000 customers were still without power in the area. Outer Banks Blue contacted many property owners yesterday that sustained damage, and today we will continue our damage assessments of properties and contact our owners accordingly.
Weather conditions in the area would be normally considered a perfect fall day with bright sun, few clouds and cool temperatures in the 60’s. Unfortunately the flooding that took place with the storm contradicts that as many roads still have standing water and it is not receding.
We look forward to welcoming those guests that have not been able to make it to their vacation properties yet, and appreciate your patience in this matter. We have been in touch with all arrivals via phone and will continue to follow up with those affected guests this morning to alert them to this development.