Weather Updates


 

Welcome to our Outer Banks Weather Updates page designed to provide you with timely information before, during, and after a storm event.

We encourage you to bookmark this page as it contains the most current information regarding any tropical storms and their potential impact on the Outer Banks. As we receive new information, this page will be updated.

 



Re-Entry Information

Resort Realty offices are open 8:30AM - 5:00PM. Please call our office if you have specific questions about your arrival at (800) 458-3830.

Corolla/Duck/Southern Shores/Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head guests: 

We have been working hard today to get all of our properties ready for your arrival!  The good news is our visitors will be allowed entry to areas north of Oregon Inlet beginning Sunday, September 16 at 7:00 a.m. Please expect traffic delays. 

• If you were due to check in Saturday 9/15 and you have keyless entry you may go straight to the property for check in. If you have a keyed home please stop by our office to pick up keys. If we are closed your information will be left in the drop box outside your check in location. 

• If you were originally scheduled to arrive Sunday 9/16 please check with our office when you arrive for the status of your property. 


Hatteras Island Guests: 

Visitors will be allowed access to Hatteras Island beginning Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. 

Please keep in mind that there is still standing water and sand along some areas of N.C. Highway 12. Proceed with caution and drive slowly through standing water as creating wake will cause damage to vehicles and nearby properties.  

• For Saturday and Sunday arrivals: Please check with our office on Sunday 9/16 for status of your rental. We are checking properties as quickly as possible with limited staff- please expect a 4:00-6:00 pm check in time. 


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Local Bulletins & Resources

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/14/2018, 10:35 a.m.

Reentry Guidelines Established for Areas North of Oregon Inlet

Areas North of Oregon Inlet (including Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Roanoke Island and the Dare County mainland)

Dare County remains under a Hurricane Warning and a Storm Surge Warning that officials anticipate will remain in place through late today or Saturday due to the slow movement of Hurricane Florence.  

Based on the warnings currently in place, reentry for areas north of Oregon Inlet will begin on Saturday, September 15 at 7:00 a.m for Priorities One, Two and Three. This includes essential personnel, permanent residents, essential personnel for critical businesses, non resident property owners and  non resident employees of non critical businesses.

Read full bulletin here.

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/14/2018, 7:42 a.m.

Hurricane Florence Update as of 8:00 a.m. Friday

A hurricane warning and storm surge warning remain in effect for Dare County. Some areas, particularly N.C. Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, will continue to experience ocean overwash. Wind and rain are expected to continue. For updated weather information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx.    

The mandatory evacuation for all residents and visitors remains in effect. Entry into the county is restricted and only those with a Priority One Critical Personnel Pass issued by Dare County Emergency Management or a Critical Needs Pass issued by Currituck County Emergency Management are allowed access.

Please stay out of the ocean. Swimming is prohibited throughout the county and conditions are  dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers.

Read full bulletin here.

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/13/2018, 10:38 a.m.

Stay Informed and Avoid Travel if Possible

The following watches and warnings are currently in effect for Dare County -  a Storm Surge Warning, Hurricane Warning, High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch, Beach Hazards Advisory, and a Tornado Watch.

It is important to stay informed and monitor information from official sources.

Visit www.weather.gov/mhx for updated weather advisories and forecasts from the National Weather Service. Visit www.darenc.com for updated information and safety tips from Dare County Emergency Management and the Joint Information Center.

Read full bulletin here.

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/12/2018, 4:35 p.m.

Restricted Access Into Dare County Delayed Until Thursday Morning

With the changing forecast, tropical storm force winds are now expected Thursday morning. As a result, there will be no restrictions on access into Dare County until 8:30 a.m. on Thursday September 13. There are no planned bridge closures, but access into the county will be restricted to those with a Priority One Critical Personnel Pass issued by Dare County Emergency Management or a Critical Needs Pass issued by Currituck County Emergency Management after 8:30 a.m. Thursday.     

The mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors throughout the County remains in effect. Those who have not yet evacuated are encouraged to make final preparations and leave the area as soon as possible. Those who decide to stay are reminded that emergency services may be unable to respond to calls for assistance with high winds and flooded roadways.  enter.

Read full bulletin here.

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/12/2018, 10:34 a.m.

Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings Remain - Do Not Let Your Guard Down

WWith the most recent update from the National Hurricane Center, a Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning remain in effect for Dare County. While the track has shifted to the south and west overnight, do not let your guard down. The storm is forecast to slow down as it reaches the North Carolina coast and the path may change as it makes landfall due to slow movement and weak steering currents. Hurricane Florence is a major hurricane that will be bring devastating impacts to areas even hundreds of miles from where it makes landfall. Slight shifts to the north could mean more significant and devastating impacts for our area.

It is important to stay informed and closely monitor updates from the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx.

The mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors throughout the County remains in effect. Those who have not yet evacuated are encouraged to make final preparations and leave the area as soon as possible. Those who decide to stay are reminded that emergency services may be unable to respond to calls for assistance with high winds and flooded roadways.  

Read full bulletin here.

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/11/2018, 12:13 p.m.

Mandatory Evacuation Remains in Effect for All Areas of Dare County

The mandatory evacuation for all residents and visitors in Dare County remains in effect. Now is the time to make final preparations and implement your evacuation plan. Many areas along the East Coast are now under evacuation orders, so it is important to leave sooner rather than later to allow plenty of time to travel safely to your destination. Check the route you will be traveling since many inland areas will be impacted.  

Hurricane Florence is forecast to remain a dangerous major hurricane and make landfall in North Carolina late Thursday into early Friday. There is still some uncertainty regarding the track forecast, but confidence continues to increase in Eastern North Carolina seeing significant to potentially life threatening impacts, including extreme storm surge with ocean overwash, rainfall flooding, winds and tornadoes. A hurricane watch and a storm surge watch are currently in effect.  

NC Emergency Management has announced the opening of a shelter for Dare County residents beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Knightdale High School located at 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545. This will be a pet friendly shelter and Dare County residents must show a valid ID with a Dare County address for entry. All pet friendly shelters require vaccination records for each pet. While in the shelter, owners are responsible for the feeding, care, clean-up, and behavior of their pets.

Read full bulletin here.

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/10/2018, 5:35 p.m.

Latest Information from Emergency Management

The mandatory evacuation for visitors and residents remains in place for Hatteras Island. Traffic leaving the island is moving slowly due to heavy traffic and ocean overwash in some areas, but all roads and bridges remain open and there are no plans for closures.  

The mandatory evacuation for all other areas of Dare County will become effective at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11. Visitors should evacuate as early as possible, taking all of their belongings and following instructions from their property management company.  

Dare County Emergency Management advises residents and property owners making final storm preparations that there are currently no restrictions for leaving or entering the county, and none will be implemented before Wednesday afternoon.  

NC Emergency Management has announced the opening of a shelter for Dare County residents beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Knightdale High School located at 1001 Bryan Caulk Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545. This will be a pet friendly shelter and Dare County residents must show a valid ID with a Dare County address for entry. All pet friendly shelters require vaccination records for each pet. While in the shelter, owners are responsible for the feeding, care, clean-up, and behavior of their pets.

Read full bulletin here.

 

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/10/2018, 8:51 a.m.

State of Emergency Issued and Mandatory Evacuation for Residents and Visitors Ordered

A state of emergency has been issued and a mandatory evacuation order for all visitors and residents on Hatteras Island will be in effect beginning Monday, September 10 at 12:00 p.m. This includes all areas of Hatteras Island including the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village.

A mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors in other areas of Dare County goes into effect beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 a.m. This includes the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo; Roanoke Island; and the Dare County mainland.

Read full bulletin here.

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/9/2018, 2:51 p.m.

Take Hurricane Florence Seriously by Being Prepared and Staying Informed

Rough seas and strong rip currents are already creating dangerous conditions for beachgoers. Red, no swimming flags are flying and everyone must stay out of the water to ensure their personal safety.  As Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen and moves towards the North Carolina coast, Dare County will experience much more significant impacts to include life-threatening storm surge, hurricane force winds, heavy rain and the potential for tornadoes.

Read full bulletin here.

 

Dare County Emergency Management - 9/7/2018, 1:43 p.m.

Pay Attention as Tropical Storm Florence Continues Tracking West 

Dare County Emergency Management is closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Florence and asking residents, property owners and visitors to keep an eye on the storm’s path over the weekend.  

As Florence continues to move west, rough surf and dangerous rip currents are expected. For updated beach forecasts, visit www.weather.gov/beach/mhx. Remember - Do not swim when red flags are flying and/or the threat is high, never swim alone, always use a flotation device, know your location, and call 911 in the event of an emergency.  

Read full bulletin here.

 



Other local links:

  • Dare County Emergency Management - includes information on evacuation routes, shelters, traffic cameras, and more.

  • Dare County Emergency Management Alerts - Residents, visitors, and property owners can sign up to receive emergency alerts via text, email, and over the phone. 
  • Currituck County Emergency Management - includes information on evacuation routes and more.

  • ReadyNC - North Carolina Emergency Management provides a variety of emergency preparedness and recovery resources including traffic and road closure information. 

  • NCDOT12 - For up to date information from NCDOT on road conditions along NC Highway 12.

  • NCDOT Ferry Information - The latest updates on the NCDOT Ferry system schedules and operations status. 



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