#Hurricane Florence

Friday photos of hurricane aftermath on Ocracoke; mainland has flooded areas

Updated 3:20 p.m. Sept. 14

Here are some photos from this morning (Friday, Sept. 14) by folks who stayed on Ocracoke, which was largely spared the brunt of Hurricane Florence. We also have a few photos from the mainland.  

Mainland Hyde is experiencing flooding. The Hyde County Mainland Emergency Operations Center is getting numerous reports that Scranton and Sladesville are experiencing flooding approaching levels comparable to Hurricane Irene. Flood levels in Rose Bay are also rising.

There are multiple locations on Hwy 264 where water is flowing over. Do not attempt to drive though water that is flowing over the street. A couple inches of flowing water can move a car off the road. 

Power was restored to Ocracoke this morning around 11:45, but Tideland reported an outage again because of a problem on the Hatteras side, though power has again been restored. The main power on Ocracoke comes down major lines from the Bonner Bridge, through Pea and Hatteras islands, across the inlet and onto Ocracoke.

The Ocracoke ponies are OK and were out this morning. Photo by Sarah Fiore
The Lifeguard Beach Friday morning, Sept. 14. Photo by Ruth Fordon
Although plywood was up on many Ocracoke Island homes and businesses for Hurricane Florence, these at Bella Fiore on Back Road are being taken down. Photo by Sarah Fiore

The Variety Store is open as weather permits. Photo by Sarah Fiore

 

Matt DeVan and other Tideland EMC workers are on the job restoring power. Photo courtesy of Tideland EMC

Back Road mallards. Photo by Richard Taylor

 

Mainland Hyde is experiencing flooding. Photo courtesy of Hyde County

Flooding in Hyde County, Friday, Sept. 14. Photo courtesy of Hyde County Sheriff’s Office

 

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