Hurricane Arthur Update: July 4, 2014 9:00 AM

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Hurricane ArthurHurricane Arthur exits Outer Banks near Nags Head and is moving away from the area. Arthur is a Category One storm with winds of 90 mph. At 9:00 AM, the center of Arthur was located approximately 120 miles ENE of Kitty Hawk.

Entry to the northern portions of Dare County is no longer restricted. This allows access to the Towns and unincorporated areas north of Oregon Inlet. While general access to these areas is now permitted, you may encounter particular roads where local officials need to restrict access because of potential hazards. Access to Hatteras Island will remain closed until further notice. This affects access from northern Dare County to the Villages of Hatteras Island including Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras.

Watches And Warnings
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Dare County Outer Banks and the Currituck County Outer Banks, including Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head.

Evacuation Information
Read the latest Emergency Information from Dare County [More Details…]

Ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke suspended until further notice. [More Details…]

Storm Reports and Other Information

Winds will continue to diminish throughout the day as Arthur pulls away from the area. Tropical Storm-force winds with gusts to Hurricane-force will be possible for the next few hours.

Water levels on the soundside will recede this morning as the winds diminish.

There will be rough surf with breaking waves in excess of 15-feet.

For NC Travel Information, visit NCDOT HERE

For an interactive Power Outage map, visit Dominion Power HERE

Governor Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency for coastal North Carolina [More Details…]

For our Current Guests
If you experience any power outages, please know that the power company in this area is very responsive and will get it restored as quickly as possible. Please report anything unusual to us.

Carolina Designs has staff at our offices now, but we plan to close at 3 pm this afternoon for the holiday. You may email us at service@carolinadesigns.com or call us if we can be of service.

For our Incoming Guests
At this time we are not expecting significant impact to rentals beginning the weekend of July 4-6, 2014. Please understand that we are experiencing high call volume and our phone lines are very busy at this time as we handle current guest post-storm concerns. We will be performing post-storm assessments where needed and you will be contacted should we discover significant issues with your rental home.

For our Property Owners
We will be performing post-storm assessments where needed, beginning this morning. You will be contacted should we discover significant issues with your rental home.

Our offices are currently staffed and open, however we plan to close at 3:00 this afternoon for the holiday. You may email us at service@carolinadesigns.com or call us if we can be of service.

For the latest official information on Arthur, please use the following:

Dare County | Currituck County

National Weather Service Arthur Statement for region covering Dare County

National Weather Service Arthur Statement for region covering Currituck County

National Hurricane Center’s Arthur Page

Dare County Emergency Management is on Twitter! Follow @DareCoEM
Currituck County is on Twitter! Follow @CurrituckGov
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