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Emergency Information


What Every Visitor Needs To Know Before The Storm

Hurricane Watch, indicates that storm conditions are possible in the specified area, usually within 36 hours. If a storm WATCH is issued, monitor weather information for storm developments. Secure outside items at your rental home and prepare to evacuate. Fuel vehicles and have belongings packed and ready to go.

Hurricane Warning, indicates that storm conditions are expected in the specified area, usually within 24 hours. Closely monitor the storm's progress on local radio and television stations and log on to CurrituckGovernment.com for public advisories. Listen and watch for evacuation notices.

In North Carolina, local counties have the authority to determine when an evacuation is necessary. If an evacuation is ordered, ALL vacationers must leave the Currituck Outer Banks. During an Evacuation be prepared to drive a considerable distance away from the storm area. There are no storm shelters on the Currituck Outer Banks. Visitors should take all belongings and pets with them when evacuating. You will not be guaranteed re-entry into the Currituck Outer Banks following the storm.

Re-Entry into the Currituck Outer Banks is granted by Emergency Management officials, who decide when the area is safe. Visitors wishing to return to their rental homes must provide a rental agreement or other relevant documentation at the time of re-entry. Re-entry priority groups are as follows:

  1. Priority One: Essential EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, Utilities, Damage Assessment teams and essential hotel employees needed to provide housing for recovery personnel.
  2. Priority Two: Residents and critical businesses: banks, building supply, drug stores, food service, gas stations, insurance, property management, local contractors and tree removal.
  3. Priority Three: Non-resident employees of non-critical business, non-resident property owners.
  4. Priority Four: Visitors and the general public.
For details, call Currituck County Emergency Management's hotline at (252) 232-6010

For up-to-date information, tune in to local radio and television stations during your stay:

Radio Stations

92.1 FM, WCDG
97.1 FM, WYND
102.5 FM, WERX
93.7 FM, WPYA
98.1 FM, WOBX
102.9 FM, WOWI
94.5 FM, WWOC
98.7 FM,WNOR
104.1 FM, WCXL
94.9 FM, WPTE
99.1 FM, WVOD
104.9 FM, WFMZ
95.7 FM, WVKL
100.5 FM, WXMM
105.7 FM, WRSF
96.7 FM, WKJX 101.3 FM, WWDE 560 AM, WGAI
Television Stations

CH. 3, WTKR CH. 10, WAVY
CH. 4, WSKY CH. 13, WVEC
CH. 7, WITN CH. 19, Government Access
Emergency Contact Numbers

Currituck Emergency Management (252) 232-2115
Emergency Management Hotline (252) 232-6010
Currituck County Public Information (252) 232-0719
Local Storm Advisories, CurrituckGovernment.com


August 26, 12:55pm: Most visitors have evacuated the island and we will have all Brindley Beach homes secured for the storm by 5pm today.

August 26, 7:20am: Brindley Beach is back at it, securing homes and preparing for Irene.

August 25, 8:00 pm: Irene is a Category 3 (Three) hurricane and is expected to be a large and dangerous hurricane as it approaches the North Carolina coast on Saturday. Residents of Eastern North Carolina should rush preparedness activities to completion. Since Irene has such a large and intense circulation, significant impacts are expected well away from the center of circulation and people should not focus only on the track of the center.

Significant storm surge could lead to coastal flooding. The storm surge combined with heavy rainfall and high astronomical tides will lead to significant coastal road flooding and possible closures, especially along Highway 12 along the Outer Banks.

Initial swells from Irene will continue to build with breakers of 15 feet or higher expected by Saturday. This will produce a high threat of dangerous rip currents along all beaches.

August 25, 5:00pm: Dare County issued an EVACUATION ORDER for Dare County residents to evacuate staring 8am Friday. Brindley Beach has been very busy today securing homes.We will continue throughout tomorrow. We will post weather information and whatever we can on this site as long as we can. We have to shut down our computer system during the storm and it will be sometime late Sunday or Monday before we will have that active again. This is necessary to safe guard our data. More to come.

Augst 25, 10:30am: There has been a MANDATORY EVACUATION order for CURRITUCK COUNTY effective Thursday, August 25th at 11:00am. Brindley Beach Vacations will begin securing homes to prepare them for the storm as guests evacuate. Currituck County is now under a Hurricane Watch. This means hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours.

August 24, 8:44pm: There has been a MANDATORY EVACUATION order for DARE COUNTY effective Thursday, August 25th at 8:00am. This evacuation order includes all of Dare county including the communities of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck, Palmers Island and Sanderling. Currituck County has no evacuation order at this time. Brindley Beach Vacations will begin securing homes to prepare them for the storm as guests evacuate.

August 24, 2:35pm: Irene continues to move north in the Atlantic. The County officials are meeting today after the 5pm update to make critical decisions about what will be done in Dare and Currituck Counties. We will post on this page the most current news. Please check back often. Once the storm arrives, we will post every hour on the hour to keep you informed.

August 24, 2:30pm: The 1100 update from NHC has been released. It doesn't show much change in the track since the 0500 update. The little change that it does show is good as it moved the storm a few miles east. It has shown some strength now a Category 3 (major hurricane) and is predicted to become a Category 4. This storm has the potential to be very damaging, but it all depends on whether it moves offshore or makes landfall west of Hatteras. The trend has been favorable but it is showing less and less movement to the east over time. The next update from NHC will come at 1700.

Irene Track

August 23, 2:45pm: We experienced the earthquake from Virginia and had a wild ride for about 20 seconds, no damage. I wonder what else they can throw at us!

August 23, 11am: Brindley Beach Vacations has started preparations for Hurricane Irene. We are expecting the storm to pass through our area on Sunday (August 28). Dare and Currituck Counties will keep us informed as to their plans and actions related to this storm. Brindley Beach will post here often throughout the storm. Please continue to visit this page so you can be informed in the most timely manner.


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