Dare County Advising Residents To Monitor Developing Storm

Dare County is telling residents to keep a close on that weather system out in the Atlantic.

The area of disturbed weather, some 360 miles southwest of Bermuda may threaten the Outer Banks and Dare County through Monday.

Dare County says residents should monitor local news outlets for the latest advisories from the National Weather Service as well as state and local emergency management officials.

Authorities say now is the time for residents to prepare their homes and gather supplies. Anyone traveling to the Outer Banks this weekend should also monitor reports and be aware of the possible weather situation.

Most computer model data continue to show the low turning back west tomorrow and strengthening late Friday and Saturday. They indicate a possible landfall between Myrtle Beach and Hatteras sometime Sunday as either a strong tropical storm or Category 1 Hurricane.

Forecasters issued small craft advisories today for the Outer Banks of North Carolina going south to the Jacksonville area. Rip current warnings have been issued for the coastline further south and into South Carolina.

Meteorologists say there still remains a fair degree of uncertainty regarding the path and strength of the low.

This storm could likely be a blessing in disguise for Eastern Carolina, as the need for rain probably outweighs the potential wind problems.

WITN's team of meteorologists are tracking this storm and will keep you updated on its movements over the next couple of days.

At 7 am the system is located at 28.6N 69.5W.

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  • by Sue Location: Bath on May 14, 2008 at 08:14 PM
    I sincerely hope that Beaufort County places a ban on Pit Bulls and so called "boxers" that are held in cages inresidential areas. Most of these dogs in our area are trained to be agressive. Where I live is over run with them and with grandchildren and other chcildren playing nearby it is very dangerous. Some of these dogs are just "chained" out and not in pens. They have even escaped from their pens at times. Something needs to be done in our county as I was witness to a 5th graders bite marks last year from pit bull when she accidently got to close to his food dish. This could have turned out much different had there not been a strong adult to get the dog off of her.

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