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Hurricane Sandy has reported winds of 75 mph. At 5:00 PM, the center of Sandy was located approximately 308 miles from Kill Devil Hills, NC. Sandy has a very large wind field, with 35+ mph winds extending out 520 miles from the center. Therefore, Tropical Storm-force winds are expected to continue along the Outer Banks through Monday
Watches And Warnings
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dare County Outer Banks, including the Sounds. High Wind and Coastal Flood Warnings cover the Currituck Outer Banks (Corolla).
At this time, there are no evacuation plans for Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head.
Storm Reports and Other Information
Currituck County has declared a State of Emergency. Read more…
Most Outer Banks municipalities have declared States of Emergency.
The Bonner Bridge is closed at Oregon Inlet due to overwash on Pea Island and Hatteras Island.
More overwash flooding is being reported on NC-12 (Beach Road) in Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head… and in South Nags Head on Old Oregon Inlet Road. Soundside flooding is being reported on the south end of Hatteras Island, and on Ocracoke Island.
Widely scattered power outages are being reported by Dominion Power. At 5:00 PM, 458 Dare County customers and 81 Currituck County customers were without power.
Ferry routes along the NC coast with embarkation or debarkation in Dare County or Currituck County have suspended operations until conditions are deemed safe.
For our Current Guests
We ask that you keep informed by periodically visiting this blog and listening to local media.
For our Incoming Guests
At this time we are not expecting significant impact to Outer Banks vacation rentals this weekend. You will be contacted should we discover significant issues with your rental home.
For our Property Owners
Carolina Designs Realty will dispatch crews to secure your rental properties should a mandatory evacuation be called by local government officials. Please refer to pages 34 and 35 of your 2012 Homeowner’s Manual, located on your Owner Website, for our Hurricane Preparation and Recovery procedures.
For the latest official information on Hurricane Sandy, please use the following:
Dare County Emergency Management is on Twitter! Follow @DareCoEM
Currituck County is on Twitter! Follow @CurrituckGov
Hyde County is on Twitter! Follow @HydeNC
Hurricane Sandy is on Twitter! Follow @NHC_Atlantic