Sep 19, 2017

Jose Bringing Coastal Flooding, Beach Erosion From Outer Banks to Northeast

North Carolina
USA
by
Pam Wright
,
The Weather Channel
Image: The Weather Channel
Image: The Weather Channel

Hurricane Jose is grazing the Outer Banks of North Carolina as it creeps along the shore toward the Northeast, bringing localized street flooding and beach erosion.

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the Outer Banks main roadway, Highway 12, was closed temporarily Tuesday during high tide north of the Pea Island Visitors Center.

The department noted that ocean overwash was occurring at Pea Island, Rodanthe, Avon and Hatteras village on Hatteras Island.

A coastal flood warning continues for Dare County on the Outer Banks through Tuesday night.

Rip current warnings were posted from north of Wilmington to the Virginia state line.

In Delaware, flooding closed both directions of Del. 1 between Dewey and Bethany beaches after large waves broke through a dune south of Dewey Beac