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Old 07-28-2017, 08:25 AM
 
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Mandatory evacuation on Ocracoke Island after OBX power outage fix 'could take weeks' | WCNC.com

"Two islands along North Carolina's Outer Banks are completely without power, and authorities are mandating non-residents and tourists to evacuate as residents prepare for an extended outage."
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:50 PM
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That's got to hurt!
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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So they did not call 811 before driving the pile?
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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I was supposed to be driving down to Ocracoke tomorrow. Looks like this coming week will be a stay-at-home vacation now.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:05 PM
 
Location: New York
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I heard the rental companies are saying renters don't qualify for insurance refunds.
Sooo let's see. I rent a place for $3000, there is only intermittent power. I want to go home. But you tell me I won't be refunded for the rest of the week?!?!
That's not good business.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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That's not true on Ocracoke, Grouse. Ocracoke Realty posted instructions on facebook (and presumably their app, but I'm not renting this week) about how to apply for a trip insurance claim if you were evacuated.

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For those who purchased Travel Insurance, please visit Trip Preserver™ From Red Sky Travel Insurance and click the “File a claim” in the upper right corner of the screen. You will be filing a trip delay claim for inaccessibility for a reimbursement request of lost time due to the mandatory evacuation order put in place by government officials.
I think the governor declaring a state of emergency probably doesn't hurt, either. It did help them get the generators up there quicker since it waived weight and hours of service restrictions.

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Old 07-29-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: New York
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10-4. Seems like they are doing the right thing.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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I heard the rental companies are saying renters don't qualify for insurance refunds....
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That's not true on Ocracoke, Grouse. Ocracoke Realty posted instructions on facebook (and presumably their app, but I'm not renting this week) about how to apply for a trip insurance claim if you were evacuated.
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We received a text message from Ocracoke Realty Thurs. night informing us of the evacuation and also how to make a claim for either a partial or full loss of our rental there for the upcoming week. We should have been starting our rental today (Sat 7/30), so at the very least we're going to have a partial loss. Figure by Tues or so, it won't be worth the trip to make a 10 hour drive for a several-day stay so if we don't hear something positive today, we'll probably be filing a claim for the entire week.
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Old 07-30-2017, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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You can bet that the contractor building the Bonner Bridge will be footing the bill for this mess.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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I just heard on the nightly news that its worse than they thought it was and it could take 2 weeks to restore power. I feel really bad for all those affected. Come visit the mountains!!!!! We have power !!!!
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