CHNS warns of Paulette impacts on National Seashore

By on September 14, 2020

(NWS Newport/Morehead)

(Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is warning on Sept. 14 that Hurricane Paulette may have impacts on the National Seashore including ocean overwash, life-threatening ocean swimming conditions and inaccessible beachfront areas.

Ocean overwash, particularly at high tide, may occur at the following Seashore locations:
  • South of the Basnight Bridge to the Pea Island Visitor Center,
  • Mirlo Beach area, on the northern edge of the tri-villages,
  • South of the Avon Pier along Ocean View Drive,
  • At the north end of Buxton,
  • Between Frisco and Hatteras Village,
  • Along Pole Rd, south of Ramp 55
  • Along the north end of Ocracoke island

Life-threatening rip currents and rough surf may occur at all oceanfront beaches at the Seashore. Dangerous beachfront conditions and inaccessible off-road vehicle routes may occur, particularly at high tide, on all beachfront areas and off-road vehicle routes.
The National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City is also issuing a high rip current warning and advising people to stay out of the water in the northern Dare County beaches as well.



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