Coastal flooding advisory issued for Hatteras and Ocracoke due to inclement weather; ferry departures canceled

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DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – A coastal flooding advisory has been issued for Haterras and Ocracoke Islands for Saturday evening until Sunday noon.

According to Dare County officials, the coastal flood advisory is for Ocracoke and Hatteras residents living in areas adjacent to Pamlico Sound and areas adjacent to tidal creeks.

From 10 p.m. Saturday to Sunday noon, the coastal flooding is expected to bring 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low-lying areas near the shorelines and tidal waterways.

Officials warn residents to expect flooding in lots, parks, and roads, however only isolated roads closures are predicted.

Officials from N.C. Ferry Pamlico Sound has canceled both the 4 p.m. Swan Quarter to Ocracoke departure and the 7 p.m. Ocracoke to Swan departure

Residents planning to travel at those departures are urged to call (252) 791-3300 to reschedule for different times.

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