Mainland Dare County, North Carolina
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Coastal Flood Warning
NCZ103-104-082100-
/O.CON.KMHX.CF.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160208T2100Z/
OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
451 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...AREAS ADJACENT TO THE PAMLICO SOUND FROM THE
VICINITY OF COLLINGTON HARBOR SOUTH THROUGH OCRACOKE. OCEAN
SIDE LOCATIONS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.

* COASTAL FLOODING...SIGNIFICANT WATER LEVEL RISES OF 2 TO 4 FEET
ABOVE NORMAL FOR SOUND SIDE LOCATIONS. FOR THE BEACHES WATER
LEVEL RISES WILL BE 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL IN A COMBINATION
OF STORM SURGE AND WAVE RUN-UP...ESPECIALLY FROM CAPE HATTERAS
NORTH. THERE WILL ALSO BE LARGE BATTERING WAVES RESULTING IN
SIGNIFICANT EROSION WITH OVERWASH AND INUNDATION EXPECTED.

* TIMING...THROUGH TODAY. IMPACTS ON THE OCEAN SIDE SHOULD PEAK
WITH THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE AROUND 6 AM TO 8 AM THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT EROSION...OCEAN OVERWASH...AND INUNDATION
ALONG THE OUTER BANKS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS. VULNERABLE
STRUCTURES IN THE SURF ZONE COULD SUSTAIN DAMAGE FROM THE LARGE
BREAKING WAVES. HIGHWAY 12 MAY BE IMPASSABLE IN TYPICALLY PRONE
LOCATIONS FROM BOTH OCEAN AND SOUND SIDE FLOODING EARLY THIS
MORNING. SOUND SIDE FLOODING COULD ALSO IMPACT ROADS AND
PROPERTIES ADJACENT TO THE PAMLICO SOUND AND ITS TIDAL CREEKS.
PORTIONS OF BUXTON...FRISCO...HATTERAS VILLAGE...AND OCRACOKE
VILLAGE COULD SEE 1 TO 3 FEET OF INUNDATION ABOVE GROUND IN
SPOTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY.

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