N.C. Highway 12 remains open on Friday morning; Ocean overwash possible through Saturday

A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect for the Outer Banks, with large, dangerous surf and possible oceanside flooding due to distant Hurricane Lee, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Significant ocean overwash continues to be a threat for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, which will likely impact portions of N.C. […]

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Waterways Commission eyes Avon Harbor and Hatteras Harbor dredging projects, but challenges persist

The Dare County Waterways Commission discussed two upcoming projects to dredge Avon Harbor and the entrance to Hatteras Harbor at their June 12 monthly meeting, but the path to complete both projects has several challenges. The Waterways Commission recently requested emergency dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address the Hatteras Harbor shoaling, […]

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Coastal Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands

Multiple advisories, including a Coastal Flood Watch, High Surf Advisory, Wind Advisory, and Gale Warning have been issued for the Outer Banks due to an Easter Weekend storm, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City office. Large, dangerous surf and beach erosion are expected along the beaches from Duck to Cape Lookout, […]

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Communications restored to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands after fiber optic cable damaged

Communication services were restored at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, after a fiber optic cable was damaged, leading to a widespread phone and internet outage. The outage occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. and affected all of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. During the outage, emergency personnel was placed at each of the volunteer fire […]

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