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While we would definitely prefer to have sunny days every day of the year, the North Carolina coast does experience its share of inclement weather – specifically during hurricane season. Neither Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. nor our property owners can be held responsible for inclement weather and the potential impacts it could have on your Southport-Oak Island vacation.

Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. offers travel insurance from CSA Travel Protection, a Europ Assistance Group Company to safeguard your trip and your peace of mind. With a wide array of coverage including, but not limited to, trip cancellation, trip interruption, travel delay, emergency assistance and transportation, etc., this plan may be added to your reservation at just 6.95% of your rent cost. For more information, visit the Protect Your Vacation Investment page of our website.

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Should a hurricane, tropical storm or other potential disaster threaten the areas of Southport and Oak Island, local governing bodies will announce evacuation procedures accordingly.

In the event of a mandatory evacuation, you are required by state law to promptly comply with the evacuation order. Re-entry is not guaranteed; therefore, we require you to take all of your possessions, including food, with you. For your safety, office staff must have time to evaluate each property for storm damages to determine if it is safe for our guests to return. Once an evacuation order is lifted, you must check with our office prior to returning to your rental property.

Refunds will not be provided in the event of a hurricane evacuation or other event covered by the above mentioned travel insurance plan. Please contact CSA Travel Protection at (866) 999-4018 for a clarification of coverages offered.

In the event of inclement weather, information as to any storm or procedural updates including check-in status, office hours and evacuation status will be posted below. Guests may also find information on our Oak Island Beaches by Rudd Facebook page or by direct email communication. For a general summary of our policies and procedures, you may also visit the Vacation Rental Policies page of our website.