More beach erosion in store for Outer Banks

Published 8:38 pm Monday, November 19, 2012

OUTER BANKS — According to a Weather Underground warning, a high surf advisory will be in effect until 7 p.m. tonight along the Outer Banks from Cape Hatteras north.

Coastal flooding and minor ocean overwash is expected, with surf height at 8 to 10 feet. The release said coastal flooding and ocean overwash will be highest a few hours around the time of high tide.

Because of erosion from the recent storm known as Superstorm Sandy, flooding over roadways once protected by dunes can be expected, as well as in low areas along the shoreline. Dangerous surf with large breaking waves along the beaches will produce rip currents and more localized erosion, according to Weather Underground.