Flood gauge at Duck reached major flood stage, one of top 15 highets crests ever there
While North Carolina and Virginia were braced for a multi-day coastal flooding event, and officials in areas from Long Island to the Outer Banks were concerned about extreme tidal flooding, forecasters’ worst fears did not come to pass and the waters are starting to recede.
Still, flooding in the Outer Banks was significant.
Meteorologist Shane Kearns with the National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City said flooding did prompt the closure of N.C. 12 several times because of ocean overwash and Hurricane Ian was likely a factor.
He said that the flood gauge at Duck did reach major flood stage and it was one of the top 15 highest crests ever there.