Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Watch, State of Emergency, Mandatory Evacuation,Flash Flood Watch, Tornado Warning in Place for Sandbridge.
On Friday morning Hurricane Florence came ashore in the Wilmington, North Carolina area, but effects of the storm are still being felt in Sandbridge.
Rain bands are continuing to affect Sandbridge, winds are strong and steady, waves and tides are running higher than normal at this time, and ocean over wash is being experienced on Sandfiddler Road in several areas. Intermittent rain is predicted to affect our area through Sunday, and there is strong possibility of flooded roads leading into Sandbridge as well as on the beach.
A Tropical Storm Warning, Storm Surge Warning, A State of Emergency, and a Mandatory Evacuation, a Flash Flood Watch, and now a Tornado Warning is in place for Sandbridge. Conditions are still dangerous in our area.
Sandbridge remains under a mandatory evacuation. The statements issued by the City of Virginia Beach indicate that the evacuation order may remain in place at least until Saturday.
All incoming guests scheduled to arrive on Today, Saturday and Sunday of this week are advised not to travel to Sandbridge unless and until they hear directly from Sandbridge Blue that roads are safe to travel on, and that their property is indeed undamaged and able to accommodate them.
If the projected path of the storm continues it would appear that the impacts on our area may diminishing, but again as evidenced by the tornado warning that was issued this morning. It is still dangerous and conditions are not conducive to a relaxing vacation at this time.
We are hopeful the local emergency management authorities implement a scaled re-entry process that will allow us to prepare the properties properly for the arriving guests. Many of our employees have evacuated the area which limits our ability to provide the services that our owners and guests have come to expect.
We continue to ask for your patience as things return to normal over the next few days.
Once the mandatory evacuation order is lifted we will closely inspect all properties to note any damage. We then will work to undo preparations for the storm and make sure the property is clean and ready for arriving guests.
Again arriving guests will be contacted to advise that your property is available and ready for your arrival.
We will provide another update when the evacuation order is lifted or on Saturday morning by 9:00 AM