Emergency Management warns of weekend storm

By on November 14, 2019

NWS Newport/Morehead

Dare County Emergency Management is warning residents that a powerful weekend storm system will bring high winds and high seas to Dare County from mid-day Saturday, Nov. 16 until mid-day Monday, Nov. 18. According to NCDOT, depending on the storm surge and overwash, portions of N.C. Highway 12 could be closed for extended periods during high tide cycles over the next few days.

Motorists should proceed with extreme caution this weekend and check road conditions before traveling, especially during periods of high tide. Never drive into floodwaters. For information about current road conditions from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), visit drivenc.gov or dial 511.

The National Park Service is also reporting that because of the storm expected to hit the region this weekend, the Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Cape Point campgrounds will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) will reopen the three campgrounds after the storm passes and assessments are completed.




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    Thursday, Nov 14 @ 6:16 pm