Storm Update Tuesday Morning 10/11/16

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. READ MORE

Hurricane Matthew Update #2 10/5/16

Storm’s track changes dramatically overnight

It is business as usual here on this Wednesday morning on the Outer Banks, but just like everyone else on the east coast our eyes are pointed towards Hurricane Matthew and the proposed storm track of the system.   As of 9 AM the storm was a category 4 hurricane with winds in excess of 115 MPH, and the storm location just south of the Bahamas. READ MORE

Self-Guided Lighthouse Tours Top the “Things to Do” List on Outer Banks

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Planning a Self-Guided Coastal Lighthouse Tour on the Outer Banks

Way back in colonial days, lighthouses were built to warn sailors of dangerous coastlines – whether it be rocky shores that would tear the hulls of ships or dangerous shoals (like those in the Outer Banks) that caused ships to run aground or wreck. READ MORE

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #3

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #3  (2:00 PM 7/3/14) Hurricane Arthur continues to strengthen and is moving closer to the Outer Banks.  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.   No evacuation orders have been issued for the towns or communities in the north beach towns and communities of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck or Corolla. 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. As of 2 PM Hurricane Arthur has now strengthened to the verge of a Category 2 storm with highest sustained winds at 90 MPH, and the storm continues to travel along the expected track which will take the eye of the storm very close to or over 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. Guests currently staying with us should expect heavy rain and strong winds over the next 12 to 18 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.

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Tim Cafferty READ MORE

Memory Monday 12/31/12

Somewhere over the rainbow     This week’s Memory Monday submission (our last Memory Monday of the year 2012) comes to use from Daphne Uliana of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past July in the property “High Dune” in the Osprey subdivision in Duck.   Daphne snapped this picture looking south from the deck of “High Dune” capturing a perfect rainbow over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research Pier in Duck.   Rainbows are often seen after summer showers on the Outer Banks, and locals claim because the proverbial “pot of gold” at the end of a rainbow leads to these golden beaches.      
Rainbow over Duck!
As we begin the new year let’s all hope to find the pot gold at the end of the rainbow!     All the best from the beach!

Memory Monday 12/24/12

Sunset on the Outer Banks!

This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Daniel Werner of Rutledge, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue Realty Services this past September in “B’s Dream” in the Crown Point subdivision in Corolla.  Daniel is a long time customer of Outer Banks Blue having stayed with us for several years, and we are taken by his beautiful sunset pictures taken this past summer at Heritage Park in Corolla
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Memory Monday 12/17/12

You’d better be nice….you know whose coming soon…

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to use from Jean Santos of Westerly, Rhode Island who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past summer in the property “Peace Place” in Nags Head. READ MORE