Storm Surge Watch Upgraded to Warning for
Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras Village and Ocracoke
The National Hurricane Center has issued a Storm Surge
Warning for the southernmost villages of Hatteras Island, including Buxton,
Frisco, Hatteras Village and Ocracoke. Water level rise of up to 4 feet above ground
is forecast for these areas.
As Hurricane Maria moves closer to the Outer Banks, winds
will reach tropical force later today and will remain strong through early
Thursday. Extended periods of high winds will lead to ocean overwash and
Mandatory evacuation remains in effect for visitors on
Hatteras Island. As local conditions deteriorate, road closures and travel
restrictions are likely, particularly for portions of Highway 12 on Hatteras
Island. Motorists should proceed with caution, drive slowly through standing
water, and stay off Highway 12 during periods of high tide.
View the latest watches, warnings and advisories from the
National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/mhx or the National Hurricane
Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
For updated information regarding the status of all roads
and bridges in Dare County, visit https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/.
For the most up to date information regarding the status of NC 12, visit www.facebook.com/NCDOTNC12.