The sun was shining in Pamlico County Wednesday. But like many houses in Craven County, some homes near Oriental took a beating and are surrounded by flood waters, which also blocked many roadways.
Still that didn't deter some motorists from braving the high waters rather than seek out a detour.
Breezy and beautiful; that was the scene along the Crystal Coast where the sun was out in full force.
However, despite Wednesday's weather, evidence of Tuesday's storm was obvious.
Visitors to the beaches of Emerald Isle walked among large puddles and washouts after rain and wind pounded the shores.
In Atlantic Beach, residents there are still waiting for the water to drain off the soaked streets and waterlogged yards.
In Morehead City, officials say the heavy rains forced close to 2500 gallons of untreated waste water to spew from a manhole on North 24th Street and into Calico Creek.