Town of Duck Monitoring Hurricane Sandy and Potential Weekend Impacts

Updated October 26, 2012 09:30

The Town of Duck is monitoring Hurricane Sandy which is expected to impact the Outer Banks beginning Saturday afternoon, October 27, 2012 and continue through Monday, October 29, 2012.  Strong winds will lead to very rough surf, dangerous rip currents, ocean overwash, and moderate coastal flooding on the ocean and sound.  Periods of heavy rain are expected with as much as five inches possible along the coast.  The storm is expected to pass close enough to the Outer Banks and produce strong winds of 50 MPH+.

In preparation for the storm, all outdoor furnishings, trash cans, and any loose items should be properly secured in preparation for long periods of wind and rain that could exceed 30 hours.  

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