overwash was reported on Pea Island near the new Captain Richard
Etheridge Bridge and by the Pea Island Visitors Center on Monday
morning around high tide.
NCDOT reports that ocean overwash will likely
happen again in the area, and get may worse at the next high tide
tonight, which is at roughly 8:45 p.m. Some standing water was also
reported along N.C. Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island, around high tide as
Though Highway 12 is currently passable
throughout Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, motorists are advised to use
caution and to take the evacuation orders seriously. A mandatory
evacuation was issued for both residents and visitors on Hatteras
Island starting at noon on Monday.