Rain and Flooding; More to Come

Hwy. 12 by the Fish House
Hwy. 12 by the Fish House

Hyde County Severe Weather Advisory

Hyde County, NC continues to brace for additional rain and flooding forecast for the next 24 hours.

All ferry routes serving Ocracoke Island are currently suspended and visitor access to the island is still prohibited. Widespread flooding of local roads has created hazardous driving conditions through Hyde County. Drivers should exercise extreme caution and avoid water if possible.

All Hyde County government offices are closed today, including the Hyde County Health Department and all Hyde County solid waste convenience sites. The Board of Commissioners meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Mainland Hyde County:

  • The National Guard and a swift water rescue team are now in place in Swan Quarter to help with rescues. 
  • An emergency shelter with showers and cots is open at O.A. Peay School, 1430 Main Street, Swan Quarter. 
  • While NC HWY 264 is clear, many local roads are flooded with deep water. Do not hesitate to request evacuation assistance! Call 911 or the Hyde County Sheriff's office for assistance.

Ocracoke Island:

  • NC HWY 12 on Ocracoke is still closed between the Pony Pens and the Hatteras ferry terminal. Beach erosion resulting in another dune breach last night, ~100 foot in length. 
  • Coastal Gas is on Ocracoke to secure gas tanks if need be. Please report any floating natural gas tanks to Coastal Gas by calling 252-491-2625.
Next advisory scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
Back Road
Back Road
Photos by Crystal Canterbury
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