6 PM, Monday, September 2, 2019
Hello, and thanks for checking in with Outer Beaches Realty on Hatteras Island. This is Communication #3 for Hurricane Dorian as of Monday, September 2. Currently on Hatteras it’s 79 degrees, cloudy, winds from the NE at 5-10 mph
Dare County has issued a Mandatory Evacuation for all of Dare County starting at noon tomorrow, September. All Hatteras Island visitors need to immediately prepare to leave the Island and depart your vacation home by noon.
Dorian is currently a Category 4 Hurricane and appears to be making its turn to the north as it slowly lingers past the Bahamas. The projected path continues to take close to Hatteras Island by the end of the week. Models project it brushing the southern part of Hatteras Island as a Category 2 storm. However, still four days out, and it can vary from that path. We’re hoping that future projections steer it further south and east, but it’s a real close call at this time…a small movement to the east will cause dangerous conditions for Hatteras Island.
For Guests currently in homes, Please begin storm preparations at your home. As you leave, please follow the following electronic lock procedure so we know you have vacated and our crews can enter the home for the final inspection.
Step 1: Press any button to lock the door.
Step 2: Please ensure the door is locked, then enter 123456 and press or *. This will inform us that you have left the property.
Homes in Avon, Waves, Rodanthe, Salvo, please get all your trash in outside cans and taken to the street tonight for tomorrow's pick up. It will probably be the last one of the week. Hatteras, Buxton, and Frisco please leave trash cans at the house. Also, please secure all loose items around the house to minimize their chance of causing damage with blowing winds.
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. We hope the storm will be kind to us and you will be able to arrive in a normal manner.
We apologize on behalf of Dorian for disrupting your vacation plans. It is certainly not the normal hospitality delivered by Outer Beaches. We’ll keep you updated. Our next communication is scheduled for 10 AM tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy the remains of the Labor Day holiday. Have a good evening.
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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View previous OBR updates here:Hurricane Dorian Communication #1
Hurricane Dorian Communication #2