Final Update: Tropical Storm Maria

Following Tropical Storm Maria’s turn to out into the Atlantic, Hatteras Island is currently enjoying beautiful fall weather in the 70s with a nice Island breeze. At 1 p.m. today, September 28, the mandatory evacuation order will be lifted, allowing all visitors to return to Hatteras Island! We can’t wait to welcome all Guests back to our homes.

From Dare County:

Unrestricted Access to Hatteras Island Begins at 1:00 p.m. Today

Beginning at 1:00 p.m. today (Thursday, September 28), there will be unrestricted access to Hatteras Island. At that time, visitors may return to all Hatteras Island villages including Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village. Be sure to call your accommodations provider in advance to confirm reservations and check-in details. There are still pockets of sand and water remaining along Highway 12 and on some side roads. It will be necessary for NCDOT to maintain traffic control points along portions of Highway 12 to enable crews to continue working to clear roads. This will limit traffic to one lane in some areas. Expect delays and proceed with extreme caution. All travelers must realize that the water on roadways contains salt and may cause damage to vehicles. A state of emergency remains in effect and includes motor vehicle speed restrictions on flooded roads.

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If you’re due to arrive this weekend, prepare for a gorgeous week. The outlook over the next week appears perfect.

For those of you who evacuated, we’re sorry that Maria has stolen your long-awaited vacation. If you need assistance with your Travel Insurance claim, please call our office for guidance. If you wish to return for any unused days, we would welcome you back. Please call our office and let us know if you intend to do so.

As the storm continues to weaken and pull away from Hatteras, we’ll see diminishing effects, but the ocean will be stirred up for some time with very dangerous rip currents. Please be mindful of dangerous surf conditions even when the weather is nice, and use caution when driving through water on roadways.

This will be our final communication for Maria. To all of our Guests, travel safely! We look forward to seeing you soon…

…at the beach.

Sincerely,

All of us at Outer Beaches Realty