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:
- Priority One: Essential EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, Utilities, Damage Assessment teams and essential hotel employees needed to provide housing for recovery personnel.
- Priority Two: Residents and critical businesses: banks, building supply, drug stores, food service, gas stations, insurance, property management, local contractors and tree removal.
- Priority Three: Non-resident employees of non-critical business, non-resident property owners.
- 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:
- 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
- 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