Traffic flow to the Outer Banks is still restricted
As of 9:30 this morning there is unlimited access onto the Outer Banks. The Highway Patrol lifted the road block at the Wright Memorial Bridge and visitors are being permitted access to the Dare County beaches. The town of Kitty Hawk remains under a state of emergency due to flooding and power outages. Curfews have been lifted in the area.
Access to the Outer Banks remains limited this morning to permanent residents and property owners only. The bridges leading into the county have road blocks in place still this morning and police are turning away anyone who is not either a permanent resident or a property owner with documented proof of ownership.
Access to Outer Banks Limited/Curfew in effect
The storm now known as Post-tropical cyclone Matthew is racing away from the Outer Banks this evening at a rate of 15 MPH, but even with it being more than 150 miles away the area is still receiving some wind gusts, and cloud cover tonight.
Storm effects worse than predicted
Hurricane Matthew is now a post tropical cyclone but the effects of the storm on the Outer Banks were more severe than predicted due to the projected path of the storm coming much closer to our area than the official forecasts stated.
Matthew starting to bring rain
Hurricane Matthew continues to be a monster storm that has and is pounding coastal communities to our south. Our thoughts and prayers go out to residents of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina which have seen significant damage from win, rain and flooding. The storm continues to be a category 2 storm with winds near 100 MPH near the eye of the storm. While the storm has weakened from the interaction with land, it is still a dangerous storm causing significant damage in its path.
Storm’s track changes dramatically overnight
It is business as usual here on this Wednesday morning on the Outer Banks, but just like everyone else on the east coast our eyes are pointed towards Hurricane Matthew and the proposed storm track of the system. As of 9 AM the storm was a category 4 hurricane with winds in excess of 115 MPH, and the storm location just south of the Bahamas.
Is He Coming this Way?
11 PM. Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Hurricane Matthew is a strong tropical weather event that has the attention of virtually all people on the East Coast of the United States. At this time the projected path of the storm is still uncertain, but almost all predictions show that the storm will have some impact on the Outer Banks over the next several days.