Hello, and thanks for checking in with Outer Beaches Realty on Hatteras Island. This is an abbreviated Communication #7 for Hurricane Dorian as of Friday September 6. Currently on Hatteras it’s a hurricane. Winds 75-85, gusts over 100.
A Mandatory Evacuation remains in effect for all of Dare County.
The eye of Dorian passed over Hatteras about 8-9am this morning. We’re entering the back side of the storm which traditionally throws a mean punch….in this case stronger than the approach. Pamlico Sound waters blew the sound dry as winds pushed it to the west. Now, with changing winds we’re expecting a significant storm surge as the sound is being blown back towards us with gusto….expecting 5-7 feet. Fortunately Dorian reduced to a Cat 1 overnight and is briskly moving away….but while we’re in it, that doesn’t bring much solace.
For Guests due to arrive this weekend, stay tuned to national reports and these messages. Once the storm passes we can assess the prognosis for reopening. 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
Once the dust settles and we can get out to assess the aftermath we can give a further update. Right now we’ll plan on our next update by 6 PM this evening.
We’re all hoping for minimal impact and a rapid reopening of the Island. Enjoy your Friday.
Outer Beaches Realty
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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