As Hurricane Dorian approaches the Outer Banks, our goal is to keep you informed. See below for our recommendations for weathering the storm.
If you are currently evacuating the Outer Banks…
- Comply with all evacuation orders. Take all of your belongings and food with you.
- Trash and recycling. Remove all trash from the home and place in the outside trash/recycling cans. Place all receptacle cans and recycling bins in the outside shower or carport area.
- Secure outdoor items. Hoses, pool floats, beach chairs, deck furniture, and other loose items by placing them in the outside shower or inside the house. Flip larger items over.
- Securely lock all windows and doors. Do not forget to hook all screen doors and outside shower doors. Close all window blinds and draperies.
- If you purchased Travel Insurance, please contact CSA Travel Protection. Coverage begins at 12:01 am the day after purchase. Please note you will not be covered for any storms that have already upgraded to a hurricane before coverage begins. For specific questions regarding coverage or how to file a claim, please contact CSA Travel Protection at 1-866-999-4018 and reference plan code G-332CSA. Twiddy will provide the necessary documentation to CSA.
- Traffic will be heavy. Drive safely on your way home.
If you are scheduled to arrive for your Outer Banks vacation this weekend…
- You will be contacted only if your home is not habitable after the evacuation has been lifted and we have safely assessed the area. The day/date can not be determined at this time. With the current track, we are anticipating the effects of Dorian beginning on Wednesday. Twiddy will use commercially reasonable efforts to contact you by phone, text or email.
- Use extreme caution on the beach. Past storms have been known to damage walkways, wash out dunes, and leave debris on beaches.
- Pay attention to red No Swimming flags. If the red flags are flying, it is not safe to enter the ocean.
Edward is reporting from the 4×4 beaches. Be sure to tune into his videos on our weather page for updates on 4×4 beach driving. Tides are running higher than normal due to the storm, so we suggest traveling on the 4×4 beaches as close to low tide as possible.