10 AM, Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Hello and thank you for checking in with Outer Beaches Realty on Hatteras Island. This is Communication #12 for Hurricane Dorian as of Tuesday, September 10th at 10 AM. Currently on Hatteras, it is partly cloudy and 80 degrees with NE winds at 6 mph.
Dare County has announced the villages of Avon and Buxton will reopen at noon, Weds, Sept 11. The northern villages of Rodanthe/Waves Salvo will reopen today at 12 PM for all visitors but there will be a checkpoint preventing visitors to access Avon.
South Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras villages remain closed at this time. When Avon and Buxton reopen tomorrow, visitors will not be allowed past the checkpoint at Cape Hatteras Secondary School in Buxton.
Current Conditions: Yesterday’s rainstorm was not expected and thankfully, it did not hit us as hard as it did in other places on the Outer Banks like Nags Head and Corolla. Despite what many pictures circulating on social media may depict, Highway 12 is drivable throughout the Island, although a few places still have standing water. We’re hoping to return to sunny blue skies today and that perfect September weather we’ve all been craving. Specific information is as follows:
All Guests with existing reservations for homes in Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo, please reference your original check-in email for your keyless entry codes. These codes are active for you and will get you into your vacation rental home. Also, please be sure to do your major food shopping in Nags Head before entering the Island until Avon reopens tomorrow at noon.
All Guests with existing reservations for homes in Avon and Buxton will be contacted by the end of day by phone or text to confirm your home is ready for occupancy, or if not, to identify other options. There are only a handful of homes in these areas that are not ready for occupancy.
For Guests with existing reservations for homes in Frisco and Hatteras. These areas remain under evacuation orders. Dare County is meeting on a regular basis to discuss re-entry to these areas and we will share new updates as we receive them. If you are heading into town next week, please keep your existing reservation plans in place.
Guests who purchased Travel Insurance may be eligible for your full week coverage. Please contact the Travel Guardian to inquire and/or place your claim.
Please Remember the island has just suffered from a significant hurricane hit. In hospitality, first impressions mean everything. We have prepared our homes to the best of our ability and want you to know that we may be circling back to fix new items that have been reported. Your flexibility during this time is much appreciated.
Homeowners, we are calling and emailing Owners whose homes received damage. EVERY Owner will hear from us to review our findings. Fortunately, there are few homes which suffered more than minimal damage.
Words can’t describe how thankful we are for all the support and kindness over the past week. We’ll be here all day, eagerly anticipating the return of our amazing Guests. We can’t wait to see you soon…
...at the beach
Outer Beaches Realty
Additional resources: National Weather Service | National Hurricane Center | Dare County Emergency Management | Outer Beaches Hurricane Information & FAQ Page | Outer Beaches Travel Insurance Page
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View previous OBR updates here:Hurricane Dorian Communication #1
Hurricane Dorian Communication #2
Hurricane Dorian Communication #3
Hurricane Dorian Communication #4
Hurricane Dorian Communication #5
Hurricane Dorian Communication #6
Hurricane Dorian Communication #7
Hurricane Dorian Communication #8
Hurricane Dorian Communication #9
Hurricane Dorian Communication #10
Hurricane Dorian Communication #11