12 PM, Monday, September 2, 2019

Hello, and thanks for checking in with Outer Beaches Realty on Hatteras Island. This is Communication #2 for Hurricane Dorian as of Monday September 2. Currently on Hatteras it’s 75 degrees, cloudy, some storms just off the coast, winds from the east at 3 mph.

Dorian is currently hanging out on top of the Bahama Islands as a Category 5 hurricane. This morning’s projected path continues it coming close to Hatteras Island by the end of the week. Most models have it brushing the southern part of Hatteras Island as a Category 2 storm. However, it is still 5 days out. We ‘re hoping that future projections steer it further south and east, but it’s a real close call at this time.

For Guests currently in homes, be on the lookout for a follow-up email from our Guest Services Team shortly. Please begin storm preparations for your home.

PLEASE, especially get all your trash in outside cans and taken to the street for tomorrow’s pick up….it will probably be the last one of the week. After pick up please return cans under the house and secure as best as possible. Also, please secure all loose items around the house to minimize their chance of causing damage with blowing winds. Based on the storms current projected path, you may want to begin departure preparations in anticipation of an evacuation order.

For Guests due to arrive this weekend, keep your plans intact but closely monitor national reports and the Outer Beaches’ website for regular updates and advisories. Dare County officials will be meeting later today and should be posting a communication.

On this Labor Day, we’re starting with gloomy skies, but this afternoon is forecast to be sunny for our holiday cookouts. Tuesday should be sunny prior to arrival of storm conditions Thursday and Friday. We’ll keep you updated. Our next communication is scheduled for 6 PM this evening, after the 5 PM NHS update and Dare County meeting. In the meantime, enjoy the remains of a terrific holiday weekend

Outer Beaches Realty

Additional resources: National Weather Service | National Hurricane Center | Dare County Emergency Management | Outer Beaches Hurricane Information & FAQ Page

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