North Carolina Outer Banks News

Massive Operation to Slow Dune Migration Underway in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

North Carolina park officials on the Outer Banks are working to slow the pace of a massive sand dune that’s slowly being pushed each year by winds. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the dune known as Jockey’s Ridge typically moves about …

Tropical Weather System Approaches Southeast States

Crowds thinned Tuesday on the beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks ahead of a tropical weather system that threatened to bring strong winds and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas. Elsewhere, a powerful hurricane threatened to pass “dangerously close” …

Storm Model Forecasts Beach Changes and How Far Ocean Will Overrun

When John Couch is certain a storm will hit Hatteras Island, he goes into action, moving merchandise in his auto parts store from bottom shelves to top ones and hauling away the most valuable items. But at 64 years old, …

Rural Coastal Counties Fear Economics of Battle Against Rising Seas

Tyrrell County sits just inland from North Carolina’s Outer Banks barrier islands. With 3,600 people living and farming along 400 square miles, it’s an ecologically rich enclave. It also ranks No. 1 among 319 U.S. coastal counties facing long-term risk …

Study: North Carolina’s Outer Banks Risk Losing $2B to Rising Seas

With scientists expecting the seas to rise about 3 feet over the next 100 to 150 years, a new study from the National Park Service says the two national seashores on North Carolina’s Outer Banks risk losing buildings and other …

Tropical Depression Could Grow Into North Carolina Hurricane Arthur

A tropical depression off the coast of Florida is forecast to grow into Hurricane Arthur and strike North Carolina’s Outer Banks during the Fourth of July holiday. The storm was stationary 95 miles (153 kilometers) southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, …

North Carolina Begins Surveying Outer Banks Residents on Evacuation

State and federal emergency officials will survey hundreds of Outer Banks residents to find out if they would ever evacuate for a hurricane so they can estimate how crowded roads will be when people are told to leave ahead of …