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Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

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Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

We are going to Southern shores mid sept. Renting a home on the beach. We were told that the carpet has gotten wet but by the time we get there, everything should be good. Yesterday I got a pre-recorded message phone call. They said the house was being worked on and if there are any problems with that house that they would call us to make other arrangements. We really want to be on the coast. Does anyone know about the conditions of the coastal area in southern shores? They also said there was still some flooded areas..(that was 2 days ago Weds. today is Fri.)

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Kitty Hawk, North...
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1. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

Look people, I have said it in many posts so far. The oceanfront took no damage at all in fact it looks better than before Irene.

Carpets get wet cause renters or someone leaves a window open or winds blow open a door. Cleaning it up takes a day or two. Worry about something else.

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2. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

yikes!!! Ya don't have to be crabby about it man! 12 of us have a very long way to travel, 20 hrs. drive, and have never been there before. Chill . I haven't read any of your posts. Thanks for the firm info.

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3. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

I agree paradisectwt.

Kitty Hawk, North...
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4. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

Sorry, get asked the same question 100 times and you just get tired of hearing it over and over.

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5. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

OBX200- I am sure you locals are getting tired of the questions...and the cleanup. But understand someone who is driving anywhere from 10-20 hours to get there, just want a first hand knowledge fof what they will find when they get there. Most visitors to your island are kind and courteous and don't want to be there to get in the way, or not have the necessities like electric etc. Most of us, love the OBX and care about the people there, even if we don't know them. Of course in reading some of the facebook posts from some of the realtors last week, some isitors are just plain selfish.I get that. Itis all about them. But tourists are the island's lifeblood, People want to come if they are wanted and still can have a good time (it is their vacation and they are spending alot of money to do it). But don't want to come if they can't buy food and drink, and don't have anywhere to store it. And more importantly if they will be int he way of the cleanup.

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6. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

Before asking questions on a topic, especially a hot or current topic, it's best to search through the forums, and most likely find the answers you need. (that's what the search tab is for) TA Experts and other faithful contributors write on the forums to be helpful and as a hobby. It gets very disheartening to see new topics over and over asking the same questions you've already spent time answering.

Also in this case (hurricane damage) it is much better to go directly to your realtor or to the town/area website than to ask these type questions here, you'll get answers specific to the property and area you are planning to visit. Hurricane Irene damage at the OBX ranges from no damage at all to catastrophic. As example, Southern Shores oceanfront seems to have been spared, but the sound-side suffered severe damage. Other areas in the OBX do have oceanfront damage. Call or email your realtor, and/or check town and government websites.....also know people down there are working hard and fast....conditions in two weeks most likely won't be the same conditions as are there today.

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7. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

Hmmm...it's probably just better to refrain from answering a question--especially a question from an infrequent poster--if one is feeling put-upon or cranky.

The Destination Experts do a great job here and are to be commended for their dedication. Obviously, lots of stress in coastal North Carolina, though, and maybe more to come with Katia.

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8. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

Please call your rental company for the latest instead of burdening this board.

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9. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

Geez, another cranky poster. Dudes, you need to get a grip. If you think questions like this one are a burden maybe you need to take a break from TA. The OP did call his rental company. He wanted a second *unbiased* opinion from fellow travelers. Nothing wrong with that in my book. Rental companies do not always give renters the unvarnished truth.

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10. Re: Damage from H. Irene in Southern Shores?

Exactly. Everyone has their own opinion and a realty company is not exactly unbiased. Anyone who comes to trip advisor for advice is looking for just that, unbiased, timelly advice on the area they are going to visit. Internet searches do not always provide up to date information. That is one of the great things about tripadvisor. Every person has a different opinion and it is up to the individual consumer to form their own opinion.

Edited: 12:45 am, September 04, 2011
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