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Will lightning strike twice?

By: Laszlo
11/26/2019 7:28 AM

Just booked a week in Nags Head September 12th-19th about a year after Hurricane Dorian. Even though I really enjoyed our recording setting travel time of 6.5 hours from PA and no traffic on the roads coming down that Sunday afternoon I would really prefer and uneventful week weather wise lol

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By: jdj1991
11/26/2019 7:47 AM

Hope you get it!

I got kicked out of Corolla one year and booked in another village for that same time the following year and no worries at all. I'm going to think the same thing will happen for you!

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By: nicki
11/26/2019 10:30 AM

I've been so lucky. I've come down 22 out of the past 25 yrs. 21 Sept trips, 1 in Oct., and only Isabel ran me off. I cant imagine it happening multiple times!

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By: WaltersMom
11/26/2019 10:42 AM

We got evacuated two years ago day one and didn't make it down at all (from PA) this year....so yes, lightening does strike twice. We aren't going for a third try, but good luck to you!

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By: Jstangl
11/26/2019 11:07 AM

We’re already booked for September 5 - 19! You pay your money and take your chances and always get the travel insurance! Thumbs up Thumbs up

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By: Laszlo
11/26/2019 11:15 AM

We’re already booked for September 5 - 19! You pay your money and take your chances and always get the travel insurance! Thumbs up Thumbs up

Jstangl


I'm looking into a third party insurance this time around. Its one we have used on many cruises. They have a cancel for any reason policy and you get back 100% of your cost, just need to find out how expensive it is

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By: jfalba
11/27/2019 10:39 AM

when I was a young girl we always went around my sisters birthday July 1st with no troubles whatsoever, My hubby and I were married early September so we decided to go then every year BUT after bad weather, storms and some hurricanes we switched back to summer. Less traffic wasn't worth it. I guess hot/humid won over crappy surf conditions. but back then the prices in summer were reasonable. my daughter even knows because she was a bit upset when I booked a mid August week. she knew my "rule" but my son in law got a new better job so I had to push back the week for his paid time off. ALWAYS buy trip insurance. it saved me with Hurricane Sandy damage which my daughter remembers because it ruined her surfing trip with the locals. too much debris in the water etc,...our ocean front rental was too heavily damaged. (the owners never did rebuild the bottom floor)

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By: Cricket_OBX
3/1/2020 11:10 AM

Just booked my trip for September 12-19... fingers crossed for all of us (I did purchase the travel protection).

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By: Tim-OBX
3/1/2020 1:58 PM

I've been so lucky. I've come down 22 out of the past 25 yrs. 21 Sept trips, 1 in Oct., and only Isabel ran me off. I cant imagine it happening multiple times!

nicki

I stayed in my beach road house during Izzy. I should have left too. When I did leave I went to a friends on By Dr. It was night and day difference over there.

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By: pens4821
3/1/2020 8:38 PM

We love September. Have had a trip planned all but I think 1 year for the last 16 years. We were evacuated once a couple days after we arrived. One of the storms closed the road to Hatteras Island, so we had to use our trip insurance for a refund, but found a rental in Nags Head last minute which was nice. We had one year that there was storm out at sea and it rained for pretty much the entire week, but not evacuated. Other than that, we've really lucked out. Have had a couple rainy/windy days, but nothing that impacted our entire week. So really, in probably 15 years, we've really only had 2 years that were crappy (one evacuation, one all week rain).

If you don't hit a storm, the weather is so great in September. It's warm, but not horrible. The crowds are low, as well as the prices. We just make sure to get the insurance if we're staying in a rental.

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By: ncjane
3/1/2020 8:40 PM

For the first time in 10 years we booked for May instead of September. I’m excited to see what the beach is like in Spring this year!

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By: Aliphatic
3/1/2020 8:54 PM

For the first time in 10 years we booked for May instead of September. I’m excited to see what the beach is like in Spring this year!

ncjane


I like September much better than May. The ocean and pool is still too cold for the first two weeks and it can still get quite chilly at night.

Dorian really wrecked us this past year. Got evacuated from Corolla 3 days into a 2 week vacation.

I managed to pull a couple miracles and ended up back in Rodanthe once Evac lifted, but that’s an epic tale for another thread.

Lol 12 South was flooded at the S curves and I was driving a 2019 Mustang GT. Ah, memories....



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By: nicki
3/2/2020 7:03 AM

I've been so lucky. I've come down 22 out of the past 25 yrs. 21 Sept trips, 1 in Oct., and only Isabel ran me off. I cant imagine it happening multiple times!

nicki

I stayed in my beach road house during Izzy. I should have left too. When I did leave I went to a friends on By Dr. It was night and day difference over there.

Tim-OBX


Holy cow I cant imagine. We were staying in Sea Dunes. I remember watching it all unfold on the news, and "Dateline NBC" had a reporter floating around KH in a small aluminum boat and for one seqment they went from the OF across the bypass in the boat, and right through the Sea Dunes complex. The water was at least 5 ft deep because it reached almost to the top of the garage doors! I was floored, looking at the place we had just left!

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By: Gettysburg Lady
3/2/2020 8:47 AM

Fall is wonderful time at the beach BUT it does pose a danger for storms. We have changed from September to October just because of the Duck Jazz Festival. We ALWAYS take the travel insurance and it has paid for itself over the years. You cnnot live life on the "what ifs". Go for it!

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By: xobx
3/2/2020 3:21 PM

Hit me twice, once with and once without the trip insurance. September use to be my favorite time of year but nothing beats the peak of summer when the days are longer and the weather a bit more predictable.

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By: MikeW
3/4/2020 6:05 PM

I used to work with a guy who was literally struck twice by lightning. He survived each one .

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By: Jstangl
3/5/2020 6:22 AM

For the first time in 10 years we booked for May instead of September. I’m excited to see what the beach is like in Spring this year!

ncjane


We did May and September several times and again next year. May can be a bit cool and the ocean is very chilly, but we still enjoy the sunshine and you do get nice beach days usually.

Good luck!

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By: Banks68
3/6/2020 9:09 AM

We were spoiled for so long with my parents’ beautiful house in Nags Head. We could come down whenever and as often as we liked. Now that Mom and Dad are both gone and so is the house, we no longer have that flexibility.
We have to rent now and so we come down a lot in May to avoid in-season prices and crowds (the last time I was there during the week of July 4th I was sure the whole place was going to sink into the ocean).
We love May on the Outer Banks. We are booked for a trip to Ocracoke the beginning of this May. We’ve always wanted to do more than a day trip there.
We also come in September and October and love it, but it can be a nail biter so we always get insurance.

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