Flooding In Hyde County

Flooding is causing problems in Hyde County, on roadways and in low-lying areas. Some yards are filled with water.

In Fairfield, a woman had to escape her car when it became stuck in flood waters. The woman told WITN News that she didn't realize how deep the water was and the next thing she knew her car was half-submerged in a ditch.

A friend came along in a few minutes and pulled the car out.

A coastal flood warning remains in effect for Hyde County until 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

Officials say residents and visitors need to stay alert to rising water, and remember the high threat of rip currents.

They also remind motorists to stay alert for significant water on roadways and localized flooding in low areas.

Highway 12 is open south of the Oregon Inlet Bridge. However, passage may be reduced to one lane in portions of Highway 12 through the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to the Rodanthe area.

The next period of high tide is expected at approx 4:45 pm Thursday.

Hyde County Government Offices are closed. The government center will reopen Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Hyde County Emergency Services continues to review the latest weather forecasts, is coordinating with the State and nearby counties, and advising citizens on possible actions to protect themselves and their property.


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  • by Marvin Location: Hyde on Nov 22, 2009 at 08:19 AM
    Paul I do understand. It is amazing the one calling the shots has our homeower & flood insurance with Dare & Carteret Co. rates an Tyrrell Co. rates are $1,000. less the Hyde Co. Tyrrell has just as much flooding as Hyde has.Hyde is doing nothing to get our rates lower. FYI its been a week since the flooding took place and the Paramedic truck was in Swan Quarter & Engelhard 2 or more times Thursday an the truck is really nasty,(don't have time for washing but plenty time for visiting), not counting the cost of joy riding. No excuse for learning your area. That's what they make GPS for.
  • by Paul Location: Ocracoke on Nov 15, 2009 at 06:56 PM
    Marvin, Dont you understand? it's all about confusion see the ones calling the shots , are from Dare so its hard to remember where , or when, what , when you arent really prepared to preform your job.But according to relatives in Engelhard there is still alot of what down Lazy Lane, Roper Lane, Hilltop, Back Strret ETC. Red & White Parking lot Ethco and more.
  • by marvin Location: hyde on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    well it's saturday afternoon and engelhard is flooded.we were took off of hyde county page and put on dare co., we have to search to find our news.
  • by Huie Location: Hyde on Nov 12, 2009 at 06:24 PM
    Who is to decide when roadways become dangerous or empassable, There are alternate routes to be used. Plus use or eyes and head . If operating a motor vehicle you are suppose to pass a simple wriiten exam and eye test , quick driving in order to obtain a driving priviledge, The roads are marked Subject to flooding.But who business it it to advise people in high place about hazrdous road conditions, shouldnt they be compaint people to be involved in EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT??
  • by Kelly Location: SQ on Nov 12, 2009 at 03:14 PM
    Thanks for finally coming to Hyde...It's about time...
  • by david Location: kilkenny on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:21 AM
    i live in Kilkenny and in my yard there is about 7 two 10 inches.In are neighbor feild it looks like a lake.
  • by anonymous Location: hyde on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:18 AM
    Glad to see reporting from Hyde Co.Thank God for EMS, they have always been their past, present, an hope for the future, and always done a good job for the people.
  • by Anonymous Location: Swan Quarter on Nov 12, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    God Bless the Emergency Services! Stay safe guys.
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