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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Pro Volleyball Hits The OBX!

Pro players spike the OBX!

Saturday on the Outer Banks was a perfect day for beach volleyball, and the EVP tour had it’s share of players trying to win top prize money and claim the Outer Banks Championship title.
EVP Pro Volleyball players in Action at Jeannette’s Pier
The Outer Banks weather cooperated perfectly, with blue skies and sunshine and a breeze out of the north.  While it was very comfortable on the sidelines sitting in the sun, the players were still commenting on how hot it was getting on the court during play.  Jeannette’s Pier was a great venue to hold this event with the pier house shielding some of the northern winds, and it gave some of the pier goers a chance to watch some top level volleyball while they fished or walked around the venue. It took all day, the first games started at 8 am with nearly 20 nets set up lining their way down the beach.  By late afternoon, they were down to two teams of ladies and two teams of men playing for the title. While the Men’s Open Division had a handful of local teams trying to get on the podium, it was the 16 and under girls that came out in force.  This was their opportunity to play in a local tournament and it appeared that most of the younger girls coaches encouraged them to test their skills at this golden opportunity.  Thanks to the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau for bringing this event back to the Nags Head for the second year in a row, and a big kudos to all the men and women who traveled and competed in the event.  What a great reason to spend the day on the beach with friends and watch some great competition! Courtesy of Guest Blogger  Bill Koebernick

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