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Top Stories Weather September 26th, 2022

A weekend washout expected for Outer Banks, northeast N.C. from Ian

It always seems to be the “I” storm. Although we may get lucky this year. While Florida is preparing for a possible major strike on Wednesday from still-developing Hurricane Ian, northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks needs to be thinking the coming weekend is going to be a wet one from what’s left of…Read More from A weekend washout expected for Outer Banks, northeast N.C. from Ian

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Top Stories Weather September 23rd, 2022

VIDEO: Outer Banks avoids major problems from Fiona’s waves, rip currents still a threat

While just minimal overwash was experienced Thursday and Friday along the Outer Banks, residual waves from Hurricane Fiona will continue to create numerous rip currents and pounding shorebreak in the surf zone through the weekend. A high risk of rip currents is forecast for Saturday and Sunday along the beaches from the state line to…Read More from VIDEO: Outer Banks avoids major problems from Fiona’s waves, rip currents still a threat

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Top Stories Weather September 22nd, 2022

UPDATED: Combo of Fiona waves, winds behind cold front creating dangerous surf conditions and overwash along Outer Banks

UPDATED, Friday, 8 a.m.: Northerly winds behind a cold front that passed over the region Thursday evening are combining with large swells from distant Major Hurricane Fiona, creating dangerous surf conditions and overwash at high tide that’s expected to continue into early Saturday. Sea water and sand were reported on N.C. 12 at multiple the…Read More from UPDATED: Combo of Fiona waves, winds behind cold front creating dangerous surf conditions and overwash along Outer Banks

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GOV Top Stories Weather September 20th, 2022

Southern half of Kitty Hawk beach nourishment done, work likely to pause for Fiona’s waves

A pair of dredges have been able to complete the southern half of the beach renourishment project off Kitty Hawk, with equipment and one of the dredges headed to work off Southern Shores soon. But a pause of the sand pumping is likely later this week due to waves from Hurricane Fiona as it passes…Read More from Southern half of Kitty Hawk beach nourishment done, work likely to pause for Fiona’s waves

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BIZ GOV Weather September 19th, 2022

$7.6 million distributed to eligible fishing stakeholders in North Carolina for Hurricane Florence relief

More than $7.6 million in federal financial relief is on its way to eligible members of fishing industries that sustained income losses or damages from Hurricane Florence. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries issued funds last week to 103 seafood dealers and processors, for-hire fishing operations, bait and tackle shops, and ocean fishing piers deemed…Read More from $7.6 million distributed to eligible fishing stakeholders in North Carolina for Hurricane Florence relief

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Weather September 19th, 2022

Big surf, deadly rip currents likely into the weekend along Outer Banks from Major Hurricane Fiona

After drenching Puerto Rico with more than three feet of rain, the first major hurricane of 2022 will likely send big surf and create deadly rip currents along the Outer Banks and the rest of the East Coast through the weekend as it passes a couple hundred miles offshore of the United States. There is…Read More from Big surf, deadly rip currents likely into the weekend along Outer Banks from Major Hurricane Fiona

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Coastal Review: Imperiled Outer Banks beach houses a problem fraught with legal perils

Editor’s note: The state’s top coastal management official is expected to propose new rules Thursday in response to the collapse earlier this year of oceanfront homes on the Outer Banks and other beach houses currently at risk of falling into the ocean. We will have follow-up from the Coastal Resources Commission meeting here at WOBX….Read More from Coastal Review: Imperiled Outer Banks beach houses a problem fraught with legal perils

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GOV Top Stories Weather September 14th, 2022

COMMENTARY: NC legislative hearing should feature tough questions about state’s troubled hurricane response

By Rob Schofield, NCPolicyWatch.org Six years. That’s how long it will have been, come next month, since Hurricane Matthew raked and inundated eastern North Carolina with high winds and catastrophic rainfall. The storm arrived on Oct. 8, 2016, and left within a day, but the trail of destruction that resulted was huge. Twelve to eighteen…Read More from COMMENTARY: NC legislative hearing should feature tough questions about state’s troubled hurricane response

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GOV Top Stories Weather September 13th, 2022

Southern Shores beach nourishment to start as early as this weekend

Nourishment of the beaches off the Town of Southern Shores is slated to being as early as this weekend, and equipment will start arriving in the town on Wednesday. The contractor for project, Weeks Marine, is planning to begin delivering construction equipment at the Trout Run beach access. The beach access will remain open unless…Read More from Southern Shores beach nourishment to start as early as this weekend

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GOV Top Stories Weather September 12th, 2022

Dare Stormwater Master Plan update questionnaire available, public meetings set for Sept. 28-29

Dare County is currently updating its Stormwater Master Plan, a document intended to identify critical project areas and potential mitigation measures to further guide resiliency efforts and reduce future environmental impacts in the unincorporated areas of Dare County. If you are a resident or property owner in any of the following areas within Dare County,…Read More from Dare Stormwater Master Plan update questionnaire available, public meetings set for Sept. 28-29