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Hermine Leaves Standing Water, Downed Trees & Power Lines, and Dangerous Surf

Post Date:09/03/2016 10:00 a.m.
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Hermine Leaves Standing Water, Downed Trees &
Power Lines, and Dangerous Surf

Tropical Storm Hermine passed through the area overnight leaving standing water and a number of downed trees and power lines. 

NCDOT and local fire departments continue working to clear the roads as quickly as possible. While an initial inspection indicates that all roads in the county are passable, please limit travel this morning to allow cleanup crews time to work safely. 

Overnight, a reported tornado touched down at a campground in Hatteras Village. Initial reports were two trailers damaged with four people transported to the Avon Medical Clinic with minor injuries. Later reports indicate that two cabanas were also damaged. 

While the storm has passed, winds will continue to shift this morning and the potential for soundside flooding remains. Storm surge inundation forecasts can be found at http://tinyurl.com/j7lbsrq. 

Safety is an important consideration as howeowners and businesses survey their property and begin clean up. Remember: 

Beware of downed power lines. Report them as soon as possible and stay away from both the downed lines and trees that may be touching them. 

Do not walk in or play in flooded areas especially in bare feet or flimsy footwear. You may be at risk for possible infection or injury from flood waters. If you do come into contact with flood water, wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and safe water. 

Surf conditions will remain rough for a few more days with high risk for rip currents and large breaking surf indicating that conditions are dangerous for swimmers of all levels. 

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