Hurricane Sandy Update (10/27/2012 5:00 PM)

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Hurricane Sandy has reported winds of 75 mph. At 5:00 PM, the center of Sandy was located approximately 402 miles from Kill Devil Hills, NC. Tropical Storm winds are nearing the North Carolina coastline.

Watches And Warnings
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the North Carolina Coast from Duck southward, including the Sounds. A High Wind Watch is in effect for the Currituck Outer Banks (Corolla).

Evacuation Information
At this time, there are no evacuation plans for Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills or Nags Head. Emergency Managers in both Dare and Currituck counties are monitoring the progress of Sandy, and advise residents and visitors to make safety preparations now.

Earlier today, there were reports of sand and overwash on NC-12 just north of Hatteras Village between Hatteras and Frisco.

All ferry routes along the NC coast have suspended operations until conditions are deemed safe. [Read More Here]

NC Governor Perdue Declares State of Emergency
Currituck Emergency Management Statement #3
Dare County Emergency Management Statement #6
Dare County Video Update #2

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 | Currituck County

National Weather Service Sandy Statement for region covering Dare County

National Hurricane Center’s Sandy 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 Sandy is on Twitter! Follow @NHC_Atlantic