Watching Isaias

Hurricane Isaias
Image From The National Hurricane Center.

Tuesday, August 4 – 12:00 pm

Minimal damage has been reported in our area in the wake of Isaias, as the storm tracked west of the northern Outer Banks. There have been reports of scattered power outages and soundside flooding in some areas, but conditions are expected to improve throughout the day as the storm moves away from our area at a rapid pace.

If you are staying at one of our properties and need to report any storm related concerns, please email us at service@carolinadesigns.com. Our office is operating with a limited staff today, so services may be delayed.

Monday,  August 3 – 1:15 pm

We will be operating with limited in-office staff on Tuesday, August 4th. Email is the best means of communication.

If you need reservations assistance, please contact reservations@carolinadesigns.com. For maintenance and housekeeping, please contact service @carolinadesigns.com

Dare County is under a tropical storm warning, meaning tropical storm-force winds are expected in 36 hours or less. The forecast still calls for peak winds of 35-45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph tomorrow morning, August 4, until tomorrow afternoon. A storm surge warning is also in place. Storm surge may reach 2 to 4 feet above normally dry ground, particularly on the sound side. Winds are expected to begin picking up today, August 3.

We appreciate our current guests securing any lightweight items left outside before this evening. Housekeeping, Maintenance, Pool, and Spa services will be suspended tomorrow, August 4, until the storm passes. Service requests to our office should be made by email to service@carolinadesigns.com, as we will have limited staff in the office. Please monitor the weather, updates from Dare County, and abide by red No Swimming flags. Powerful ocean rip currents will occur before, during, and after the storm’s passage. It’s a good idea to keep cell phones charged in case of power outages.


Sunday,  August 2 – 1:00 pm

Isaias has been downgraded to a tropical storm. A tropical storm watch is now in effect for our area, meaning tropical storm-force winds are possible within the next 48 hours. Winds are expected to increase Monday evening. Peak winds are expected to be 35-45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph from early Tuesday morning until Tuesday afternoon. No evacuations for Carolina Designs Realty guests are anticipated, based on local officials’ announcements this morning.


Sunday,  August 2 – 10:30 am

Local officials announced this morning that no additional protective measures are being implemented at this time. This means no evacuations are anticipated for the towns where Carolina Designs Realty guests are staying. Winds are expected to increase Monday evening, and we ask that our current guests secure any lightweight items left outside the home until the storm moves north of our area.


Saturday,  August 1 – 11:20 am

A mandatory evacuation has been announced for Hatteras Island. This does not affect the towns where Carolina Designs Realty homes are located (Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head).

There are currently no watches or warnings for the Outer Banks, and no travel restrictions are in place for Carolina Designs Realty guests.

A state of emergency was declared for North Carolina yesterday, which allows for easier movement of materials and resources within the state. A state of emergency does not restrict travel.

We will continue to monitor forecasts and alerts from the National Weather Service and local officials.

We will post all updates here and will communicate directly with our guests as needed.


Friday,  July 31 – 12:00 pm

We are closely monitoring Hurricane Isaias as it moves through the Caribbean. Dare and Currituck counties have not issues any orders or imposed any restrictions at this time. There are currently no watches or warnings in effect for the northern Outer Banks (Corolla to Nags Head). It is still too early to determine the path and severity of the storm, but effects if any — will likely be felt in our area late Sunday through Monday. Regardless of the exact track, rough surf and rip currents are likely through the weekend and early next week.

Please note that our office is receiving a high volume of calls. We will continue to update this page with information as it becomes available.


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