08/24/11

Hurricane Irene Guest Information for August 24, 2011 – 10:30AM

We are asking visitors to be mindful of Hurricane Irene that could be arriving near the Outer Banks between Saturday and Sunday.

Irene could produce very strong winds and very high surf conditions. Serious ocean over-wash and soundside flooding are possible, which could impact access on and off the island.

If you are due to arrive this weekend:

At this point we do not know what to expect for Saturday check-in.

Guests should monitor weather news outlets for further advisories from the National Weather Service.

Dare County Emergency Management has not yet released a statement regarding recommended actions for Irene. Bulletins will be issued as needed and available at www.darenc.com. Hyde County has already issued an evacuation order for Ocracoke Island visitors in effect Wednesday morning at 5AM. The ferry will be running on a first-come-first-served basis during the evacuation.

If you have questions regarding entry onto Hatteras Island, please visit www.darenc.com for update bulletins from Dare County Emergency Management. Please be aware that entry on the island could still be prohibited even after the storm has passed due to potential impassable conditions on NC 12.

This is the only information we have available at this time. As soon as we have information available, we will post a message on our Facebook page and here on our Blog site.

www.facebook.com/surforsound and http://hatterasblog.surforsound.com/

If you have questions regarding travel insurance that you have purchased, please call Travel Guard directly at 1-877-254-8842. They are available 24/7 to answer your questions.

Thank you very much for choosing Surf or Sound Realty and for your patience and understanding through the storm. Please travel safely and we look forward to seeing you soon.

If you are currently staying in one of our homes:

Guests should monitor local news outlets for further advisories from the National Weather Service.

Please don’t forget to put trash cans out to the road for pickup. (Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras – Wednesday night ; Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and Avon – Thursday night)

If you elect to leave early before an evacuation is ordered to avoid driving in unfavorable conditions and traffic, please drop off your keys at the office prior to leaving so that we are aware that you are leaving the home. We are also requesting your help in preparing your home for the storm.

Please be sure to securely close and lock all exterior doors and windows as this will help to prevent wind driven rain from entering the home.

Pick up all loose items outside such as pool toys and beach equipment and secure them in the outside shower or screen porch.

It is very important to secure the hot tub cover with the straps provided. If straps are missing or you cannot secure the hot tub cover for some reason please let us know that you need assistance.

Thank you very much for staying with Surf or Sound and for assisting us in preparing for Hurricane Irene. Please travel safely and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Your friends at Surf or Sound Realty.

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