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Category One Hurricane Arthur has reported winds of 80 mph. At 8:00 AM, the center of Arthur was located approximately 300 miles from Cape Hatteras, NC.
Watches And Warnings
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Dare County Outer Banks and the Currituck Outer Banks.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the entire North Carolina coast.
At this time, there are no evacuation plans in Currituck County (Corolla)
At this time, there is no evacuation order for Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head.
The Dare County Control Group has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors on Hatteras Island, which is now underway. [More Details…]
Hyde County officials issued a voluntary evacuation of Ocracoke Island. [More Details…]
Storm Reports and Other Information
Hurricane Arthur will produce a variety of impacts, including gusty winds, heavy rainfall, coastal flooding and dangerous surf producing beach erosion, high surf and rip currents.
Sustained winds of 40-mph or greater will begin to impact the area late this evening. Hurricane-force winds (74-mph or greater) are forecast to impact the area Friday morning and last for a few hours. Maximum winds are forecast to be in the 60 to 80-mph range with gusts to 105-mph.
Hurricane Arthur is forecast to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches. Some isolated areas could receive up to 7 inches of rain.
The threat for flooding along the oceanside will begin late tonight as Hurricane Arthur approaches the area, producing breaking waves in excess of 15-feet. The threat for soundside flooding will begin Friday as Hurricane Arthur moves away from the area.
Currituck County Emergency Management is keeping a close watch on Hurricane Arthur [More Details…]
Governor Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency for coastal North Carolina [More Details…]
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 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 concerns and preparations for the approaching storm. 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 2014 Homeowner’s Manual, located on your Owner Website, for our Hurricane Preparation and Recovery procedures.
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
Hyde County is on Twitter! Follow @HydeNC
Hurricane Arthur is on Twitter! Follow @NHC_Atlantic