I received the following email this afternoon:
"Currently on Ocracoke: cloudy, winds from the NNE gusting 44-53 knots (courtesy N. C. Ferry Division Ocracoke). Highest wind recorded overnight was 63. There is minor flooding in areas facing the sound (high tide last hour), such as the rear of Jackson Dunes and Tom Neal Drive. Some water is seen under a few of the houses in Oyster Creek, some of which accumulated from waves crashing into bulkheads. Water levels are right at the bulkhead in much of Oyster Creek. NC 12 on Ocracoke is open with no major issues, maybe only a "trickle" across the North end. No ferries are currently running. Dare County reports sand and water on NC 12 in northern Rodanthe and road is closed, possibly into Tuesday.
Luckily, there has been no known damage, no power outages, no emergency incidents, etc.
Hyde Co Emergency Management
P O Box 95, Swan Quarter, NC 27885
Office: 252-926-4374 - Fax: 926-3701
Cell: 542-0805 - Emergency: 926-3171
firstname.lastname@example.org - KI4KRY"
This month's newsletter discusses the planned replacement of the seven bridges on Ocracoke Island in early 2008, and explains some of the issues we will face. You can read it here.