10 AM, Thursday, September 5, 2019
Hello again and thank you for checking in with Outer Beaches Realty on Hatteras Island. This is Communication #6 for Hurricane Dorian as of Thursday, September 5th. Currently, it’s 82 degrees and partly sunny with a strong NE breeze.
A Mandatory Evacuation order is in effect for all of Dare County.
Dorian is now a Category 3 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 115 mph. Moving slowly N/NE around seven miles per hour, Dorian is hugging the South Carolina coastline with heavy rain, winds, and even a few tornados. The projected path has Dorian inching closer to Hatteras Island with an expected arrival of early tomorrow morning. Flooding is also likely to occur at moderate-to-high levels as winds shift and storm surge rises.
For Guests due to arrive this weekend, please keep your plans intact and continue to monitor national reports and the Outer Beaches website for regular updates and advisories. Please make sure to check your spam/junk or subscription settings if you are not getting our emails.
Do not attempt to come to the Outer Banks until the evacuation orders have been lifted. As damage is assessed and re-entry is granted, we will certainly keep you informed with the next steps and when we anticipate re-opening. Please understand that our standard OBR check-in procedures will likely be delayed for this weekend while we prepare the homes for arrival. Next week’s weather will be well worth the wait!
Dorian is heading our way and we’re as confident as we can be. We’ve prepared our homes for the worst and we have the best support team on the Island to help. We’ll keep you updated with what happens next. Our next communication is scheduled for around 10 AM tomorrow morning. Have a great day and share our prayers that all of those in the path of Hurricane Dorian will be OK. Stay safe!
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