A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for the Outer Banks area from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, per an update from the National Weather Service. The Coastal Flood Advisory is for all Dare County beaches from Duck to Hatteras Village.
Up to 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level is possible due to ocean overwash, resulting in a minor threat of property damage. Some roads and low-lying properties, including parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes adjacent to the waterfront, may experience shallow flooding.
Elevated water levels are likely beginning with Tuesday night’s high tide at approximately 5:30 p.m., but only limited impacts are expected until early Wednesday morning.
A low to moderate risk of rip currents is forecast for Tuesday, with the moderate risk extending from Cape Point to the northern Outer Banks beaches.
The public should check surf and swimming conditions before heading to the beach, and the daily beach forecast at www.weather.gov/beach/mhx includes rip current risk levels, and information about other hazards along the shoreline. In addition, the public can visit Dare County’s Love The Beach, Respect The Ocean website for current rip current risks and additional info.
Visitors are also encouraged to sign up for text alerts from Dare County, ocean rescue agencies, and the National Weather Service by texting “OBXBeachConditions” to 77295.