PEA ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) – WAVY News 10 reporter Andy Fox and photographer Aaron Kurtz were reporting from Pea Island on the North Carolina Outer Banks Thursday morning, when the winds from Hurricane Florence picked up significantly.
Southern parts of the Outer Banks are forecast to see more than a foot of rain from Florence.
The surf started to wash over the dunes and conditions deteriorated quickly Thursday. Andy and Aaron needed to get off the Island.
Good morning from Buxton on Hatteras Island. Wind really picking up. Surf raging. No rain yet. Staying at Outer Banks Motel. Wind strong enough to shake housing tower. Bed was moving with gusts. @WAVY_News pic.twitter.com/RYSwfDenwK— Andy Fox (@AndyFoxWAVY) September 13, 2018
We got off Pea Island. Aaron Kurtz and I are on the Bonner Bridge. Thanks to all the NCDOT workers who plowed the way. They are heroes in the storm. WAVY_News pic.twitter.com/w4erjGwuKj— Andy Fox (@AndyFoxWAVY) September 13, 2018