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Impacts From Hermine More Than Forecasted; Ocean Impacts Predicted

Post Date:09/03/2016 6:00 p.m.
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Impacts From Hermine More Than Forecasted; Ocean Impacts Predicted


Tropical Storm Hermine finally moved offshore, but not before providing greater impacts than expected. After winds shifted Saturday morning, the back side of the storm brought significant winds and greater flooding than forecasted. The southern villages on Hatteras Island experienced as much as 5 feet of soundside flooding. 

While winds are slowly decreasing from the sounds, significant ocean impacts -- surge, wave run-up, erosion and overwash -- are expected this evening (September 3) near time of high tide, approximately 9:30 p.m. 

All major roads and bridges are now open in Dare County; however, some roadways are still flooded. Proceed with caution and expect delays. For updated road conditions call 511, go to www.ncdot.gov/traffictravel or download the NC Ready App at www.readync.com. 

As water recedes and clean up begins, safety is of utmost importance. Report any downed power lines immediately and stay away from both the downed lines and trees that may be touching them. 

Damage assessment teams will be in the field on Sunday surveying the effects of Tropical Storm Hermine. 

Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to slow and stall off the Delmarva/New Jersey coast and produce large swells that will keep waves and water levels elevated along the northern Outer Banks through mid-week. 
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