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  • 'Epic' flooding breaches Outer Banks highway

    08/28/2011 11:20:35 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 31 replies
    WRAL ^ | 08/28/2011 | WRAL
    Manteo, N.C. — The Outer Banks are no stranger to a Category 1 hurricane like Irene, which hit Saturday with 85 mph winds and heavy rain. But Irene's eye tracked just west of the Pamlico, Croatan and Albermarle sounds, then crossed the Currituck Sound to go back out to sea. That drew water from the sounds, as well the ocean, west. The water piled up in bays, inlets and rivers on the western side of the sounds. Once the hurricane passed, that water rushed east back, smashing into the barrier islands. "The soundside flooding last night was epic as far...
  • beach access news at obx

    09/04/2010 6:16:41 PM PDT · by VaRepublican · 56 replies
    Screw you NC government.
  • Unearthed photos a gift to historians on OBX

    07/18/2010 5:40:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 18, 2010 | Jeff Hampton
    Unearthed photos a gift to historians on OBX Manteo. N.C. A collection of old photos, some not seen before by local historians, shows wreckage in Hatteras after the big hurricane of 1899. Carol Cronk Cole, granddaughter of an employee of the Virginia Beach weather bureau office in the 1890s, has given copies of 20 photographs to the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo. Many of them depict the aftermath of the August 1899 hurricane known as San Ciriaco that killed hundreds of people along the coast and in Puerto Rico and wrecked at least 13 ships along the North Carolina...
  • N.C. beach residents get grim forecast on sea level rise

    11/13/2007 4:39:12 PM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 61 replies · 594+ views
    http://www.newsobserver.com ^ | 11/13/07 | Wade Rawlins
    CAROLINA BEACH - As sea level continues to rise, North Carolina communities that have relied on beach renourishment programs will find it harder and harder to keep up with the ocean's onslought, a federal scientist told beach community and state officials today. Jeff Williams, a marine geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, said some global warming projections forecast more frequent hurricanes, which cause the most rapid and dramatic beach erosion. Many North Carolina towns have funded dredging projects that replenish sand that has washed away. But Williams told a gathering of about 100 people at a meeting of the North...
  • Fire destroys Lost Colony buildings [and costumes] Roanoke Island, NC

    09/11/2007 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Joya · 25 replies · 1,101+ views
    Outer Banks Sentinel ^ | 11 September 2007 | Sandy Semans
    At 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, a Villa Dunes resident spotted a fire across the sound on Roanoke Island and called 911. Part of The Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre was in flames. All fire departments north of Oregon Inlet responded. Fire crews worked swiftly and efficiently to control the blaze and take necessary precautions to save the nearby men’s dressing room structure. Despite of the efforts, the maintenance shed, thought to be at or near the source of the fire, was completely destroyed. Charred pieces of framing in a flimsy skeleton, pointing irregularly toward the star-lighted sky, appear to...
  • BULLETIN: TROPICAL STORM ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 4A

    08/01/2004 11:11:36 AM PDT · by varina davis · 36 replies · 1,240+ views
    NOAA ^ | August 1, 2004 | National Hurricane Center
    BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 4A NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 2 PM EDT SUN AUG 01 2004 ...THE FIRST TROPICAL STORM OF THE SEASON FORMS... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR TO CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO SOUND. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM EDISTO BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA TO CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA. REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE HAS STRENGTHENED...
  • Bodie Island (NC) light's uncertain future means rare lens in danger

    03/25/2003 6:25:26 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 29 replies · 292+ views
    Durham Herald-Sun (Durham, NC) ^ | The Associated Press | The Associated Press
    Bodie Island light's uncertain future means rare lens in danger The Associated Press March 24, 2003   3:40 pm BODIE ISLAND, N.C. -- With the U.S. Coast Guard taking a hard look at the future of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, local officials want action to save the facility's rare Fresnel lens.In a notice issued last week, the local Coast Guard district said it was evaluating whether the 1872 tower is still valuable as an aid to navigation. Although the lighthouse is owned by the National Park Service, the optical equipment is maintained by the Coast Guard.Possible actions could include...