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Rodanthe This Morning

By: Moonrise
10/11/2019 9:16 AM

Me and Mrs. Moonrise waited at S Turns for 6 1/2 hours last night in order to get into Rodanthe. The road was finally passable at 1 am. We were not alone, there were dozens of cars and trucks parked on the highway during our wait. High tide this morning is flowing down Ocean Dr. like a river. Waves are washing through the cottages with a lot of force. All of the houses are still upright but this is the most water that we’ve seen since the Sound flooded during Arthur.



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By: targadave
10/11/2019 9:30 AM

Yeah, I was headed down to Day Launch to play with my new wing foiling toy and just got turned around at the bridge 20min ago. Serves me right for not doing a quick NCDOT 12 check on Facebook! Bummer, it’s my favorite play it safe N-NW launch site

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By: W&M OBX
10/11/2019 10:10 AM

Wow, that is tough! Hope it calms down for you soon. The crests of the waves were hitting the bottom of the Nags Head Pier here this morning.

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By: obxmini
10/11/2019 10:46 AM

Thanks for this photo, Moonrise. I'm glad you made it through, finally but boy oh boy that looks severe. I hope everyone's cars were on high enough ground.

Please keep us posted. Hoping the winds abate today.

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By: wavedreamer
10/11/2019 11:28 AM

I was looking at the SurfChex cam of Rodanthe this morning and noticed the waves lapping up to the decks of some houses, do they actually still rent those places, kinda scary, I love listening to the waves but maybe not that close! Be safe all. Serious smiley

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By: AbunchofCrooks
10/11/2019 11:37 AM

Yep still rent them, although every time we were there this past winter, house hunting, they were still moving sand.

In the early 2000s we rented a house on seagull in SNH for a few days in September. House was wonderful and loved the stay except the last night a TS was building. My husband and I have never been seasick IN a house before. The waves were crashing so hard into the house the house swayed.

The awesome power of Mother Nature is to be respected

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By: MikeW
10/11/2019 11:57 AM

I see 12 is closed at the bridge till at least 6pm

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By: rpemers
10/11/2019 1:14 PM

Oregon Inlet Idiots posted some pictures on their FB page of 8 vehicles at one point stuck in the sand in a little cluster from the over-wash on 12. All cars, mini vans, etc. Like they were drawn to drive through it like moths to a flame.

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By: pens4821
10/11/2019 4:20 PM

We've stayed at a few of those houses on Ocean Dr before. It's our favorite area of the OBX. I was just wondering, do the rental companies warn people of possible car flooding and where they can try to park? I'm just curious in case I'd ever be in a situation like this.

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By: Beachmark
10/11/2019 4:21 PM

Yes, nor'easters do a lot more than most realize, especially when they are extended like this one has been.

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By: ultrahog99
10/11/2019 4:58 PM

Yes, nor'easters do a lot more than most realize, especially when they are extended like this one has been.

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Beachmark

Yep, I have had very little damage from quick moving hurricanes, but those pesky nor'easters hang around for days and cost me money. But I accept this 10% aggravation to enjoy the 90% enjoyment.

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By: Moonrise
10/11/2019 5:40 PM

We've stayed at a few of those houses on Ocean Dr before. It's our favorite area of the OBX. I was just wondering, do the rental companies warn people of possible car flooding and where they can try to park? I'm just curious in case I'd ever be in a situation like this.

pens4821


Most folks park at the church when the tide comes.

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By: kthayer
10/11/2019 11:17 PM

Our house is just to the left of your picture. Nice to see the driveway is flooded as usual though. Hoping this thing gets out of town quick!

Katie

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By: Moonrise
10/12/2019 10:52 AM

Our house is just to the left of your picture. Nice to see the driveway is flooded as usual though. Hoping this thing gets out of town quick!

Katie

kthayer


This was yesterday. Pretty much the same today.



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By: Md.Chas
10/12/2019 3:07 PM

The only house on Ocean Dr. that has a raised driveway is the Whistling Oyster.

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By: kthayer
10/12/2019 4:55 PM

The only house on Ocean Dr. that has a raised driveway is the Whistling Oyster.

Md.Chas

Actually the one set back a bit in the court next to us is pretty decent too - it didn’t flood last year for Michael when the water reached the driveways on the ocean side.

Katie

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