Coastal Flood Advisory continues, as flooding remains a concern for the rest of the week

Swell from distant hurricane Paulette will gradually diminish today, but at the same time, the Outer Banks will transition to a period of higher astronomical tides (king tides) for the remainder of the week, per a Tuesday afternoon update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. The transition will cause higher […]

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Coastal Flood Advisory issued for the Outer Banks due to Hurricane Paulette

Increasing swell from Hurricane Paulette will likely cause ocean overwash on N.C. Highway 12 in vulnerable locations, starting with the next high tide cycle on Monday evening and continuing again on Tuesday morning, per a Monday afternoon update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. The highest impacts are expected along […]

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High Surf Advisory in effect; Coastal flooding possible as Paulette impacts the OBX

Monday marks another day of hazardous beach conditions as Hurricane Paulette, which is currently located over Bermuda, continues to impact the Outer Banks, per a recent update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. Powerful swells from Hurricane Paulette are now reaching Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, and there is a high […]

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Ocean overwash and coastal flooding possible as offshore Paulette impacts the Outer Banks

Hatteras and Ocracoke islands will continue to see impacts from Paulette along area beaches next week, which includes life-threatening rip currents and potential ocean overwash and coastal flooding, per a Saturday afternoon update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. Tropical Storm Paulette, which is predicted to become Hurricane Paulette later […]

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Hatteras Island pays tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11 with Lighthouse walk…WITH SLIDE SHOW

Volunteer firefighters, first responders, and members of the U.S. Coast Guard honored the fallen heroes of 9/11 on Friday morning with a 1.3-mile walk from the Buxton Fire Station to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Traditionally, Hatteras Island’s own local heroes pay tribute to the 2,997 people who died on September 11 with a climb in […]

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Ocracoke passenger ferry transports more than 7,100 riders in 2020; Ferry service ends Sept. 10

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke village will wrap up its 2020 season on September 10, and although the ferry had a shortened season due to both funding and COVID-19 concerns, roughly 7,127 passengers have taken a ride as of September 7. Passenger ferry service in 2020 did not begin until July […]

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