High Water Lingering in Hyde County

Hyde County officials believe the worst of the flooding from a recent low pressure system has passed, although high water continues to linger creating hazardous driving conditions.


Back Road this afternoon
Back Road this afternoon

At present time all ferry routes serving Ocracoke Island are currently suspended due to inundation of roads. Visitor access to the island is still prohibited and will continue to be tomorrow, October 7, 2015. A decision about allowing visitors to Ocracoke starting Thursday, October 8, 2015 will be made tomorrow afternoon.

Mainland Hyde County:

  • The National Guard and a swift water rescue team are still in place in Swan Quarter to help with rescues and check on people in their homes.
  • The swift water rescue team has successfully completed four rescue missions since arriving in Hyde County.
  • An emergency shelter with showers and cots is open at O.A. Peay School, 1430 Main Street, Swan Quarter. Call 911 or the Hyde County Sheriff's office for assistance. 

Ocracoke Island:

  • NC HWY 12 on Ocracoke is closed between the Pony Pens and the Hatteras ferry terminal with 4-12 inches of water on the roadway.
  • The Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department will conduct an assessment of Ocracoke village tomorrow and report back to Hyde County officials.

Next advisory scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Back Road this afternoon
Back Road this afternoon


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