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Dorian Threatening Outer Banks

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:13 pm
by Flyboy
The forecast is starting to look pretty serious for the Outer Banks with winds projected to be gusting to 100 knots. Stay safe !
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Re: Dorian Threatening Outer Banks

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:15 pm
by Greenturtle
The Abacos in the Bahamas, very dear to me and countless others as an absolutely idyllic kiteboarding location by any standard, has been completely and totally devastated. My heart has had a hole torn through it by the first reports from those living there that nearly all houses and businesses on these wonderful tiny islands have been damaged beyond repair or completely flattened, leaving the kind people of this region homeless.

My hopes go out to the rest of those in the storms path (Carolinas) that the damage will not be as horrible.

Re: Dorian Threatening Outer Banks

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:36 pm
by Toby
fingers crossed for all on its way...yes, parts of Bahamas just wiped out...sad to see.

Re: Dorian Threatening Outer Banks

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:48 pm
by Flyboy
I think it's unprecedented for an area to be pummelled by a Cat. 4 or 5 hurricane for two days. It's not surprising the devastation is so bad. It must have been a terrible experience to live through.

Re: Dorian Threatening Outer Banks

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:51 pm
by grigorib
Outer Banks will be just fine after quick Cat 1. Three years back we were there through hurricane Matthew that went across the islands. It did flood Avon and Buxton but they get flooded every year and some years more than once.

Matthew felt pretty stressful around 4-6am as eye was passing the islands but power and internet were on till 10am. 5 hours later, at 3pm we rode 50 knots winds and had good fun. Next day we were happily riding and enjoying sun and wind.
County authorities were too late to evacuate the island because out of all hurricane path projections only one was the one-off whacky one, which ended up being the actual one.

Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo which received no water damage and very little wind damage were closed out for tourists for absolutely no reason for five more days. I think many locals who aren't business owners themselves feel a relief when tourists are all gone.

Just don't plan vacations to OBX this time of year, because if you get kicked out of the island, you don't get insurance pay you for messed up trip

Stay safe whoever is staying behind there!