Octobert 12, 2018
Michael Brings Significant Soundside
Flooding Overnight to the Outer Banks
areas of the Outer Banks saw significant soundside flooding last night,
with the highest levels of inundation recorded north of Cape Hatteras.
Pamlico Sound began inundating Hatteras Island at around 10 p.m. on
Thursday night, affecting multiple stretches of N.C. Highway 12 from
northern Buxton to Pea Island. Up to 3-4 feet of water inundation was
reported in several locations as water levels peaked at around 12:45
a.m., including central and northern Avon, Salvo, Waves and Rodanthe.
a.m. on Friday morning, most of the water had receded, but standing
saltwater was reported on N.C. Highway 12 in the tri-villages and in
sections of Avon north of Avon village. Water levels are improving, but
expect minor flooding to linger through the morning hours.
Highway 12 is currently open, however vehicles are advised to use
extreme caution, as there is still water and debris all along the road.
The US 64 Manteo-Nags Head causeway north of Hatteras Island, as well
as the Beach Bypass, are both open to travel in both directions, but
also have a noticeable amount of debris.
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC reports that Michael
is now extratropical and is quickly moving away from land, and winds
and water levels will continue to diminish throughout the day.
Updates on Local, State and County Services:
- All Ocracoke and Hatteras island ferries will be running as scheduled today.
Park Service visitor facilities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore will
open today at 12 p.m. Off-road vehicle ramps are currently open,
however, some beach routes may be impassable, especially during high
tide conditions. Visitors are strongly urged to stay out of the
Atlantic Ocean as rip current threats remain high today.
to flooding in various areas of the county, Dare County Sschools will
be closed for students and staff on Friday, October 12.
will be no residential trash collection in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and
Avon today, Friday, due to water on roadways. Commercial pickup
scheduled for today will occur as planned, contingent on water in the
- Due to weather conditions, Dare County offices will open at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12.