Maria regains hurricane strength off the Outer Banks coast

Maria regains hurricane strength off the Outer Banks coast

Tropical Storm Maria moved toward North Carolina on September 26, 2017.

Maria slammed into the small island on September 18 as a Category 5 hurricane, causing devastating damage, before continuing on to hit Puerto Rico. A storm surge watch has also been issued for the North Carolina coast. The storm eventually stalled south of the New England coast and became a post tropical cyclone September 21.

Maria was briefly downgraded to a tropical storm on Tuesday, before restrengthening into a Category One hurricane earlier today (Wednesday September 27).

On Sunday, models reached a greater consensus over the ultimate fate of Maria, tracking the storm parallel to the East Coast for the next 72 hours before getting quickly pushed out to sea by the end of the week.

Maria could bring some coastal flooding as well as significant beach erosion to the region as well, according to AccuWeather.

The Outer Banks can expect 1 to 2 inches of rain from the storm but strong winds still pose a threat.

Hyde County commissioners ordered the evacuation on the island still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Jose.

As of the 7 p.m. CDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center, the eye of Hurricane Maria was located about 375 miles east-southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas and was moving north-northwest at 9 mph. But Pearson said officials think between 10,000 and 12,500 people have left the island ahead of the storm.

Gibbs said the county is relying on those who rent homes on the island and the hotels to get word to visitors they need to leave.

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