Hurricane Update

Hurricane Matthew Update 10/10/16

OIA staff members have completed assessments of all vacation rental properties. Guests who were scheduled to check in between 10/8/16 and 10/10/16 to a vacation rental that is able to be occupied immediately following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew have been contacted. Guests who were scheduled to check in during this same period to a property that is currently not able to be occupied based on assessments will be contacted starting tomorrow. Any guests who will be heading to the Caswell Beach, Oak Island or Southport areas this week should continue to monitor road conditions throughout North Carolina before beginning their trips (https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=13121) . Roads leading to the area may be impassable as rivers begin to crest. According to The Weather Channel “though the rain ended on Sunday, and it should remain dry for many days ahead, rivers will still be rising in some locations or remain high. That could lead to additional record flooding at some gauges.” The Oak Island Accommodations office will be operating under normal business hours beginning tomorrow.

20 replies
  1. Deborah Wright
    Deborah Wright says:

    We checked into Cabana Boy Oct1. …were evacuated Thursday 6,7 and 8. I called the office Sunday 9th and the message stated that office would not open til 11th. SO we decided to just go home since out last day was suppose to be Thursday the 13. I left a message saying that we were leaving.
    I have trip insurance will we get the dates oct.6 to the13th for insurance. How’s that work? Please let me know if I use trip insurance for the 7 bites missed or replacement dates.
    We have used you as a rental company since forever…at least 20 years and plan to continue to do so. We’ll be back!!!!!

    • Oak Island Accommodations
      Oak Island Accommodations says:

      Good morning Ms. Wright. We’re so glad to hear you made it out of the area before the storm and that you will continue to visit our little island after Hurricane Matthew! You will need to contact Red Sky Travel Insurance (www.redskyinsurance.com) at 866.549.5283 regarding your travel insurance questions. They will walk you through the claims process and explain what is covered under your travel insurance.

  2. Tammy Yukon
    Tammy Yukon says:

    We are scheduled to arrive at Oak Island on October 22 to rent Mead Us at the Beach. Can you tell me if we will still be able to come? Will th stores and restaurants be open? Thank you for your help.

    Tammy

    • Oak Island Accommodations
      Oak Island Accommodations says:

      Good morning Tammy! Many restaurants and stores are already open again on Oak Island. The best way to keep up with openings of area businesses this week is to follow the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce on Facebook. Though we hope the river levels in eastern North Carolina will be back to a normal level by October 22, 2016, we recommend checking the NC Department of Transportation’s website before beginning any travel to our area to make sure your route is not affected (https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=13121). Mead Us at the Beach will be ready for your arrival!

  3. Leslie Brown
    Leslie Brown says:

    Good morning,
    Would you please tell me the status of Frank’s Folly? We aren’t scheduled to arrive until the 29th, but would like to know if the bottom floor was flooded and if so what is our course of action?
    Thanks,
    Leslie Brown

  4. EMILY HUME
    EMILY HUME says:

    We ate planning a vacation there starting 10/15 through 10/22. I have not finalized rental agreements but are looking at pleasant days and Buena vista. Are both properties available for rental? *

    • Oak Island Accommodations
      Oak Island Accommodations says:

      Hi Emily! Buena Vista is in a rentable condition for the dates you mentioned. Pleasant Days currently has some work that will need to be done before we will be allowing guests in the property.

  5. Kay Buckhanan
    Kay Buckhanan says:

    Hi, Good afternoon, Just checking to see if Double Exposure will be available for 10/15/16 We have a reservation for 7 days, Hopefully the hurricane did not do much damage, Thanks so very much for info. Have a good afternoon

    • Oak Island Accommodations
      Oak Island Accommodations says:

      Hi Kay! Our guest services staff will be contacting you directly to give you an update after conferring with our maintenance department.

  6. James cagney money
    James cagney money says:

    Just checking to see the status of charlotte perch. We are suppose to check in Saturday the 15th

    • Oak Island Accommodations
      Oak Island Accommodations says:

      Charlotte’s Perch is in rentable condition for an October 15th check in. Please continue to monitor road conditions leading to our area via the NC Department of Transportation’s website as some major thoroughfares are being affected as rivers crest this week.

  7. Joy Searles
    Joy Searles says:

    We are renting Plenty of Fish for a week beginning Oct. 16th. Do you foresee any problems with this? Thanks so much for keeping everyone informed!

    • Oak Island Accommodations
      Oak Island Accommodations says:

      Plenty of Fish is in rentable condition for an October 16th check in. Please continue to monitor road conditions leading to our area via the NC Department of Transportation’s website as some major thoroughfares are being affected as rivers crest this week.

  8. Thomas Small
    Thomas Small says:

    We are renting My Favorite Place for a week beginning Oct. 16th. Do you foresee any problems with this? Thanks so much for keeping everyone informed!

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