Outer Banks September 2019 Recap


by Jessie S.

Outer Banks September 2019 Recap
September was a very busy month here on the Outer Banks (mainly due to Hurricane Dorian). Here are some of the news highlights you may have missed from last month. For more information specifically about Hurricane Dorian and ways to help residents of Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island, check out our Hurricane Dorian OBX Updates page.

September 1: Dorian Reaches Cat 5 In Bahamas

September 2: Cape Hatteras National Seashore Suspends Services

September 2: Dare County Issues Official Mandatory Evacuations To Begin On 9/3 For Visitors and 9/4 for Residents; Ocracoke Also Issues Mandatory Evacuations

September 3: Chesapeake Expressway Tolls Suspended

September 3: Currituck County Issues Evacuations for Corolla and Carova Beach

September 4: Dare County SPCA Fully Evacuated Thanks to Kind Temporary Fosters

September 5: First Bands of Hurricane Dorian Reach Outer Banks

September 6: Hurricane Dorian Officially Makes Landfall Over Cape Hatteras

September 6: Ocracoke Island Suffers Severe Flooding From Storm Surge

September 7: Priority Two Re-Entry Begins For Areas North of Oregon Inlet

September 7: Dorian’s Impact on Buxton as told by Local Photographer Daniel Pullen

September 8: Electric Crews Work Tireless To Restore All Power Outages

September 10: Dare County Estimates Dorian Caused Over $14 Million in Damage

September 12: Most of Hatteras Island Opens for Visitors

September 13: Sports Enthusiasts Take Advantage of Windy Weather

September 14: Corolla Wild Horse Fund Releases 2020 Calendar for Purchase

September 15: Rough Surf in Ocean and High Bacteria Levels in Sound Continue

September 17: Local Restaurants Donate Half of Food Sales During “Dine Out for Disaster Relief” Day

September 18: Seaside Vacations Sends Volunteer Team for Hatteras Clean-Up

September 19: NCDOT Announces Plans to Repair NC 12 on Ocracoke By Thanksgiving

September 20: Rough Currents Washing Up Several Portuguese Man O’War

September 21: Scary Ocean Rescue Captured By Photographer

September 21: Last day of Easterns Championship Underway

September 21: Two Manatees Visit US Coast Guard Oregon Inlet Station

September 23: Rocky The Escaped Wild Cat Possibly Spotted Over 200 Miles Away

September 25: Crumbl Cookies comes to OBX

September 25: Cedar Island Announces Over Half of Their Wild Horses Lost During Dorian Storm Surge; All Ocracoke and Corolla Wild Horses Survive

September 27: Fall Conditions Reach Outer Banks

Jessie has been coming to the Outer Banks since she was just 5 years old. She loved it here so much that she finally relocated in 2018. Now her mission is to show the world that the Outer Banks is an incredible place that everyone should experience. When she isn't working, you can find Jessie hanging out with her friends, chilling at home with her awesome cat, Yoji, or discovering a new Outer Banks adventure. 

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