Tropical Storm Warning issued for North Carolina Coast

9-23 Maria

9-23 Maria

Maria was downgraded to a tropical storm on Tuesday but it regained hurricane strength on Wednesday as it churned off the coast of North Carolina.

The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on Hurricane Lee and Tropical Storm Maria on September 28 at 1:05 p.m. EDT (17:05 UTC).

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the northern coast of North Carolina, including the Outer Banks. Dare County officials will continue to closely monitor conditions and coordinate with NCDOT to determine when road conditions will allow reentry for Hatteras Island visitors.

This weather is only the latest tropical blow to the Outer Banks, among the most fragile islands in the continental United States.

Large swells are already affecting much of the east coast.

There's a tropical storm warning in effect for Bogue Inlet to the N.C./Va. border and for Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. As the storm headed north and west, North Carolina officials ordered more than 10,000 tourists to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke because of the possible flooding. Maria's winds are much weaker than Lee, but it's a huge storm.

Standing near Avon's closed fishing pier, Meekins pointed to where the dune line is gone, pounded down by previous storms.

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Maria's hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 105 miles from the center.

Lee became the fifth major hurricane of the 2017 season on Wednesday, though the storm is expected to slowly weaken in the next two days and is not expected to be a threat to land. "We see storm after storm". "We seem to have more of our share recently, and I'm over it", Donna Bennet said.

Ten fatalities from Puerto Rico have been confirmed due to Hurricane Maria.

More than 200 visitors left Hyde County's Ocracoke Island amid a mandatory evacuation order imposed early Monday on that fragile barrier island jutting into the Atlantic.

Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson said officials believe 10,000 to 12,500 people were leaving Hatteras, while about 500 year-round residents could stay.

The storm was centered about 210 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Tuesday morning and was moving north at 7 mph. There will be a period of moderate coastal flooding and significant beach erosion along the Outer Banks and southeastern Virginia coast.

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