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Hurricane Information

When hurricanes threaten Hatteras Island, it is imperative that you adhere to the instructions of Outer Beaches Realty and local authorities. When time permits, each cottage will be notified of “what to do”. Outer Beaches Realty's policies are as follows:

When a hurricane WATCH is issued, you should begin preparations for possible evacuation. Outer Beaches Realty will monitor the storm along with local authorities and the National Hurricane Center. When the probability of a hit to Hatteras Island becomes likely, Dare County will issue a MANDATORY EVACUATION. Evacuation is required whenever a mandatory evacuation is issued by Dare County Officials. You should pack all belongings, including food, and evacuate immediately. Neither Outer Beaches nor the cottage Owner will be responsible for any items you may leave behind.

Exit the Island to the north only! Police will direct you to the quickest safe route when you reach the traffic light at Whalebone Junction (first traffic light north of the Island). Prior to leaving the cottage, complete the “Hurricane Preparation Checklist” which includes:

  1. Tightly lock and secure ALL doors and windows
  2. Turn picnic tables upside down
  3. Bring all deck furniture and anything that may be blown away inside
  4. Unplug all appliances, TVs, VCRs, DVDs and stereos
  5. Bring trash cans in from the road and store in outside shower/storage area
  6. Secure all hot tub covers with the provided straps
  7. Set thermostats to OFF position
  8. Turn off refrigerator and prop refrigerator and freezer doors open with chair
  9. Turn main power off at breaker panel
  10. Close all blinds, make sure door is locked behind you and screen door is tightly latched

Your help in completing these items is needed and greatly appreciated by the cottage Owner and Outer Beaches Realty.

Upon leaving the Island, you may either stay at a motel inland or return home. Keep in mind that the first people to evacuate will get the closest motel rooms and avoid traffic tie-ups. The longer you wait, the farther you'll have to travel to find accommodations. After the storm passes, you may call our office or local authorities to see if you can return. If so, we are glad to have you come back and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

There will be NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR HURRICANE EVACUATIONS. Whether you own property, run a business, or rent a cottage on Hatteras Island, the threat of a hurricane is always present during certain months of the year, and we all assume this risk. Therefore, we suggest you consider Travel Protection Insurance to secure your vacation investment and eliminate your financial risk. There will be no refunds of any kind for hurricane evacuations. According to the North Carolina Vacation Rental Act, in the event of a mandatory evacuation, “The tenant shall not be entitled to a refund if: i.e. prior to the Tenant taking possession of the property, the Tenant refused insurance offered by the landlord or real estate broker that would have compensated him or her for losses or damages resulting in loss of use of the property due to a mandatory evacuation order; or i.e. the Tenant purchased insurance offered by the landlord or real estate broker.” This means that no refunds will be given either by Outer Beaches Realty or the landlord if you either buy or refuse to buy insurance. Please consider Travel Protection Insurance, which will reimburse you for lost vacation time, to avoid this risk.

During periods of evacuation you may visit our homepage at or call the Outer Beaches Realty main office at 800-627-3150 for frequent updates of the storm and important information via our automated voice mail system.

Names for 2016 Atlantic Storms:Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie, Walter

* Please note: If severe weather threatens our Island and circumstances beyond our control cause you to remain at a cottage, please follow the above steps 1-6. Seek high ground to park your vehicle (or vehicles) on so they aren't damaged by floodwaters.

Outer Beaches facilitates the purchase of Travel Insurance through third party providers specializing in vacation coverage. Your vacation rental agreement will include this optional plan. We highly recommend that you consider this option to protect your vacation from unforeseen occurrences. For more information, click here.

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Important Phone Numbers:
Outer Beaches: 1-800-627-3150
Dare County: 1-800-446-6262
Emergency Mgmt.: 252-473-3355

Local Radio Stations:
NOAA Weather Radio: 162.550
AM WOBR: 1530
FM WOBR: 95.3
FM WCXL: 104.1
FM WERX: 102.5
FM WKJX: 96.7
FM WNHW: 92.5
FM WRSR: 105.7

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