NWS issues Coastal Flood Advisory for Outer Banks

By on April 29, 2023

(National Weather Service Newport/Morehead)

The National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City has issued a Beach Hazards Statement that is in effect until 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and a Coastal Flood Advisory that will be in effect from 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 30 until 2 a.m. on Monday, May 1.

Here are the details.

  • WHAT…For the Beach Hazards Statement, dangerous rip currents. For the Coastal Flood Advisory, 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level expected in soundside low-lying areas.
  • WHERE…Northern Outer Banks beaches and areas adjacent to the Albemarle, Croatan and Roanoke Sounds.
  • IMPACTS…Flooding of lots, parks, and roads with only isolated road closures expected. Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.

For more information visit National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City.

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