10 AM, Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hello, and thanks for checking in with Outer Beaches Realty on Hatteras Island. This is Communication #5 for Hurricane Dorian as of Wednesday, September 4. Currently on Hatteras, it’s 82 degrees, partly sunny, and light NE winds.

A Mandatory Evacuation remains in effect for all of Dare County.

Dorian is now a Category 2 Hurricane with max winds of 105 mph and moving N/NW at 8 mph, paralleling the Florida coast. The projected path continues to take it close to Hatteras Island arriving mid-Friday morning. Models project it brushing the southern part of Hatteras Island, now as a Category 1 storm (Thank goodness!). Any slight movement from the current projection could still create more dangerous conditions for Hatteras Island. This projection will provide sustained winds for the lower part of Hatteras at 70-75 MPH with even higher gusts. Flooding will also occur at a moderate-to-high level as winds shift from the N/NW as the storm passes and departs Friday afternoon.

For departed Guests, we apologize on behalf of Dorian. Along with our homeowners, we thank you for your assistance in preparing our homes for the oncoming storm and following our Hurricane Preparation Procedures. During such times, we cannot do so ourselves in the short timeframe that hurricanes deliver.

Do not second guess your need to depart...a much better alternative than losing your car, the terror while these storms deliver as they pass, or worse. We look forward to having you return for a storm-free, uninterrupted vacation. Should you have made the wise decision to purchase Travel Insurance, follow the instructions in the insurance pamphlet provided to you and on the OBR website.

For Guests due to arrive this weekend, keep your plans intact and continue to monitor national reports and the Outer Beaches website for regular updates and advisories. Should the storm follow the projected path, we’re hopeful your check-ins will be uninterrupted…keep your fingers crossed! It will depend on receding flood waters, roadways passable, and all major infrastructure services operational. Next week looks like the perfect weather September usually delivers…warm days, cool nights, and warm ocean water temperatures.

Dorian continues to plague us, but the outlook is looking a bit better with the recent predictions of reduced strength. We’ll keep you updated. OBR offices will remain open until noon tomorrow. Our next communication is scheduled for 10 AM tomorrow morning. Have a great day and share our prayers that Dorian will have minimal impact on the beauty of Hatteras Island.

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