Soundside flooding reported in the Tri-Villages; Additional coastal flooding likely through Tuesday

12:00 P.M. UPDATE: Soundside flooding has now been reported throughout Hatteras Island in Hatteras Village, Frisco, Avon (and north of Avon), the Tri-Villages, and Pea Island. Travel is not advised.  Soundside flooding was reported in the Tri-Villages communities of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo on Tuesday morning per multiple reports, including a 10 a.m. update from the […]

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Ocracoke-mainland ferry operations suspended on Tuesday due to high winds; Overwash reported on northern Ocracoke

12:00 P.M. UPDATE: N.C. Highway 12 on northern Ocracoke Island is closed between the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry terminal and the National Park Service Pony Pens due to excessive flooding, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke has been suspended. The Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter ferry operations have […]

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Horseshoe crabs in decline: Groups seek federal protection

From Nearly two dozen organizations have petitioned the federal government to list the American horseshoe crab as an endangered species. Overharvesting and habitat loss has caused a sharp decline of horseshoe crab populations in recent decades, prompting the call for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to list the marine animal under the Endangered […]

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Soundside flooding possible on Tuesday; Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory, High Surf Advisory issued for Hatteras Island

A powerful storm system will continue to bring rainfall across the Outer Banks through Monday night, with strong winds arriving early Tuesday morning and continuing through the afternoon alongside a threat of soundside flooding, per a Monday evening update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. A Coastal Flood Warning, High Surf Advisory, and […]

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Travelers advised to avoid N.C. Highway 12 on northern Ocracoke Island around high tide

Travelers are advised to avoid N.C. Highway 12 on northern Ocracoke Island for an hour or two surrounding high tide, per updates from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS). “NC12 on Ocracoke Island is currently being impacted by high tides,” stated the NCDOT in a Monday update. […]

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Coastal Flood Warning issued for the Outer Banks; Soundside flooding possible Monday night through Tuesday

A Coastal Flood Warning has been issued for Hatteras Island and the northern Outer Banks due to a period of gale-force southwesterly winds which is expected to bring soundside flooding starting late Monday night, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible for soundside locations […]

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Coastal Humane Society kicks off Spring Pet Vaccination Clinics on Sunday, February 18

The Coastal Humane Society is holding its first Spring 2024 Pet Vaccination Clinic this coming Sunday, February 18th, from 11-2 in front of Good Dog Retreat in Manteo. The Clinic Veterinarian is Dr. Mary Burkart from Roanoke Island Animal Hospital. No appointments are needed. Payment must be by cash or check. Our Clinics are popular […]

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