Wednesday, September 29, 2010


September 29, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jane Hodges

Hyde County, North Carolina
School Delay

High Surf/RIP CurrentsCoastal Flood Advisory
According to Emergency Manager Lindsey Mooney
ALL Hyde County Schools will have a 2 hour delay tomorrow morning.
Advisories regarding Friday School openings will be given to the media
for distribution. Please listen to your local TV stations for further

Coastal Hazard
A coastal flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather
Service and is in effect until 8:00 PM tonight until 8:00 PM Thursday

Flood Watch
A coastal flood watch remains in effect through late Thursday night.
Periods of heavy rainfall are expected through the night and into
tomorrow with the potential for 4 to 8 inches of rain through early
Friday morning. Some isolated spots may pick up as much as 10 inches.

High Surf Advisory

A high surf advisory is in effect from 8:00 PM tonight until 8:00 am
Friday morning.
Increasing southeast winds and residual southeast swell will produce a
high risk for RIP{ currents along area beaches through Thursday. The
dangerous RIP currents are expected a couple of hours either side of
low tide which will be around 6:00 PM this evening.

The period of strong winds may produce water levels 2 to 3 feet above
normal. This will result in ocean overwash and beach erosion.

The main threat of oceanside flooding will be south of Cape Hatteras
around the times of high tide which will be around midnight tonight
and noon on Thursday.

The strong winds will also produce rapidly building seas with heights
of 7 to 10 feet by late tonight, peaking at 14 to 19 feet on Thursday.
The large seas will result in hazardous surf zone conditions
beginning tonight and continuing through Thursday night.

Hyde County, North Carolina 30 Oyster Creek Road PO Box 188 Swan
Quarter NC 27885


  1. Be safe and stay dry

  2. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Hope you have no problems with that great house of yours

  3. Anonymous8:28 AM

    I'm in southern Indiana and we're experiencing a pretty bad drought ... I'd sure take some of that rain off your hands if I could!