By Outer Banks Voice on October 9, 2021
The National Weather Service is reporting that a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for the Northern Outer Banks and Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands from 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 until 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10
Up to 2 to 3 feet of inundation above ground level is possible from ocean overwash resulting in an elevated threat of travel impacts and property damage. Flooding will extend inland from the waterfront threatening some homes and businesses. Road closures and flooding of vehicles will be possible.
Up to 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying soundside areas near shorelines and tidal waterways resulting in a low threat of property damage. Some roads and low-lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes adjacent to the waterfront will experience shallow flooding.
Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. Strong longshore currents will create dangerous swimming conditions. The most likely time for strong rip currents to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide, which will occur around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.