Sep 27, 2017

Flooding, Overwash On Hatteras and Ocracoke as Maria Brushes Outer Banks

Ocracoke, NC
Hatteras, NC
USA
by
The Weather Channel
Floodwaters surround homes as Hurricane Maria moves closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Thousands of visitors abandoned their vacation plans and left the area as the hurricane moved northward in the Atlantic, churning up surf and possible flooding. Photo: Ben Finley, AP
Floodwaters surround homes as Hurricane Maria moves closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Thousands of visitors abandoned their vacation plans and left the area as the hurricane moved northward in the Atlantic, churning up surf and possible flooding. Photo: Ben Finley, AP

Maria brought minor flooding and overwash on both Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands beginning Tuesday.

Ferry service from Ocracoke Island was halted due to rough weather conditions.

Officials in North Carolina ordered visitors to evacuate Ocracoke and Hatteras islands ahead of Tropical Storm Maria.