Hurricane Florence Advisory #4 9/13/18 10:00 AM

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Warning,, Storm Surge Warning, State of Emergency, Mandatory Evacuation, Flash Flood Watch in Place for the Outer Banks.

On Thursday morning Hurricane Florence was still some 200 miles from the southeast coast of North Carolina, but effects of the storm were being felt all along the Outer Banks. READ MORE

Hurricane Advisory #3 9/12/18 9:00 AM

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence Update #3

9/12/18   9:00 AM

Hurricane Warning, State of Emergency, and Mandatory Evacuation in Effect

The Mandatory Evacuation order continues to be in effect for the Entire Outer Banks and now a Hurricane Warning is in effect for areas south of Duck.  A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for areas north of Duck.   This means the winds and effects of that level of a storm are likely to be in place within 48 hours. READ MORE

Hurricane Florence Advisory #2

Florence track

Mandatory Evacuation Order In Place

As of 7:00 AM today a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation are in effect for the entire Outer Banks.   The Currituck County and Dare County Control groups have issued a directive to all visitors and residents to evacuate the Outer Banks effective 7:00 AM today in advance of the approach and landfall of Hurricane Florence.  Hatteras Island visitors were requested to leave beginning at noon yesterday READ MORE

Beach Vacation in Corolla Times 2: Memory Monday July 27, 2014.

Beach Vacation in Corolla times 2

We again have so many entries for our Memory Monday photo submission contest that we are bringing you two again this Monday. READ MORE

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #2

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #2  (7:00 AM 7/3/14) Tropical Storm Arthur has become a hurricane as of this morning.   The Outer Banks is under a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Hatteras Island effective at 5:00 AM this morning.   The only condition of the state of emergency is the evacuation of Hatteras Island. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the remainder of the Outer Banks including all of the areas where Outer Banks Blue Realty has rental properties. Hatteras Island is to the south of Outer Banks Blue’s property locations and no evacuation order is expected to affect any of Blue’s rental property inventory. Hurricane Arthur continues to travel along the expected track which will take the eye of the storm very close to Hatteras Island before moving out to sea to the north and east.  It is not expected that any north beach locations will have a mandatory evacuation ordered at this time. Guests currently staying with us should expect heavy rain and strong winds over the next 24 hours with conditions improving rapidly on Friday as the storm pulls away from the Outer Banks. Guests expecting to arrive this weekend should continue with their travel plans as normal.  Outer Banks Blue expects to be open for business as usual. By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Memory Monday Submission 12/3/12

Hot tub fun!

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Bob Evers of Horseheads, New York who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past August in the property “Cara-Lina” in the Ocean Hill subdivision of Corolla.  Bob shares this cute photo of his grandkids enjoying the hot tub. Smile or thumbs up (or both) if you are having a good time!
Bob tells us that the kids have been coming to the Outer Banks all of their lives!  “We started coming to the OBX in the early 90s – just my wife and three kids back then.  Spouses and grandchildren followed so the party has grown year by year.  While we do all the typical things folks do in Duck and Corolla: Lighthouse climbing, Ponies, etc. most of our week is spent around the pool or at the beach enjoying the family.” Sounds like a perfect Outer Banks vacation to us! Thanks for the Memories Bob! All the best from the beach!

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!