Ocracoke Passenger ferry resumes operations; Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry returns to normal schedule

The Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicular ferry, as well as the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry, resumed full service on Thursday after the departure of Hurricane Isaias, per an update from the N.C. Ferry Division. Hyde County’s re-entry restrictions were lifted for visitors on Wednesday, however, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry had to run on a reduced schedule in order to […]

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Isaias makes landfall as Category 1 Hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach; Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning still in effect

A Storm Surge Warning and Tropical Storm Warning are still in effect for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, as Isaias continues to move north through N.C., per a Tuesday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS). Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph winds near Ocean Isle […]

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Storm surge of 2-4 ft. above ground still possible; County officials advise that residents complete final preparations

There were no major changes to the projected path of Isaias as of Monday evening, and tropical-storm-force winds are expected to reach the Outer Banks this evening, (with the potential to bring ocean and soundside flooding), per the most recent update from Dare County Emergency Management, and the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead […]

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Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch issued ahead of Isaias, per Sunday Evening NWS Update

After multiple days of uncertainty, confidence is now high about the eventual timing and intensity of Tropical Storm Isaias, per a Sunday evening update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. LOCAL FORECAST FOR HATTERAS AND OCRACOKE ISLANDS Storm surge and oceanfront erosion remain a concern for both Hatteras and Ocracoke […]

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Confidence increases in track, intensity and timing of Isaias; Coastal flooding possible for Outer Banks

Confidence has increased in the track, intensity and timing of Isaias, and the Outer Banks will continue to see increased swell and a high risk of rip currents today, per a Sunday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. Soundside storm surge and oceanfront erosion is a possibility for […]

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Confidence increasing that the Outer Banks will see impacts from Isaias; Storm surge, coastal flooding possible

Increased swell along the Outer Banks was reported throughout the day on Saturday, (which brought out surfers in droves but kept swimmers out of the rough waters), and more substantial impacts from Isaias, including high winds and potential coastal flooding, will likely affect the N.C. coastline starting on Monday, per a Saturday evening update from […]

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9 additional COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday, bringing Dare County total to 356

Dare County announced 9 additional positive COVID-19 test results on Saturday, August 1, bringing the total number of cases in the county since the pandemic began to 356. The 9 additional cases consist of 5 residents and 4 non-residents, and include the following: 1) resident, 25-49, female, home isolation 2) non-resident, 18-24, female, Isolating in […]

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Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 will likely become Tropical Storm Isaias tonight; Elevated surf and rip currents expected this weekend

Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Isaias tonight, per a Wednesday evening update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City Office. Some weakening is possible due to land interaction tomorrow, with the potential for re-strengthening after landfall being monitored closely by the NWS and the National Hurricane Center. […]

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