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Tourists begin leaving Ocracoke Island so residents can repair damage

...left by the stronger-than-expected Hurricane Alex. Emergency officials ordered thousands of tourists to leave Ocracoke Island until storm damage is repaired. It's unclear how many tourists will be ferried out; state officials estimated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/06/hur_424456.shtml
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Evacuation ordered for island on North Carolina's Outer Banks

...have sliced N.C. 12, rendering it impassable.A voluntary evacuation was announced earlier for the Outer Banks' Ocracoke Island, which is accessible only by ferry.Other areas of the Outer Banks were taking a cautious, but still-optimistic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-02/evacuation-ordered-island-nor
Hurricane Isabel pounds North Carolina

...that had once threatened 160 mph winds and a 12-foot storm surge rolled in around midday just south of isolated Ocracoke Island with a 5-foot surge and gusts that rattled plywood boards spray-painted "Bring it on Izzy." "A lot of trees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/18/nat_388787.shtml
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Hurricane Isabel pounds North Carolina

...that had once threatened 160 mph winds and a 12-foot storm surge rolled in around midday just south of isolated Ocracoke Island with a 5-foot surge and gusts that rattled plywood boards spray-painted "Bring it on Izzy." "A lot of trees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/19/nat_389165.shtml
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Travel briefs

...significant stop for migrating birds, is accessible for wheelchairs. Following this year behind Fort De Soto was Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks; Hanalei Bay in Kauai, Hawaii; Caladesi Island State Park in Clearwater, Fla...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/05/liv_455160.shtml
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2003 Atlantic hurricane season was very active

...reached Category 5 strength over open water, but had weakened to a Category 2 storm by the time it made landfall near Ocracoke Island, N.C., Sept. 18. It was the strongest storm to hit the country since Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and was blamed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/02/nat_387667.shtml
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Travel briefs

...for Coastal Research. Caladesi Island State Park in Dunedin, Fla., was the runner-up to Fleming, followed by Ocracoke Island in North Carolina; Coopers Beach in the Hamptons on Long Island, in New York; Kauai's Hanalei Beach; Main Beach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/05/liv_83477.shtml
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Across the region

...closed Monday in Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Granville and Person counties because of weather conditions. Along the Outer Banks, there was a report that about a half an inch of snow fell overnight on Ocracoke Island. - Edited from wire reports

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/21/met_58251.shtml
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Shipwreck stories galore at graveyard museum

...past the ferry docks. Museum is on the left at the end of Hatteras Island. Or, take the ferry from Cedar Island to Ocracoke Island (2.25 hours, reservations at 800-856-0343) or from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke (2.5 hours, reservations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/07/liv_444039.shtml
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East Coast bracing for arrival of Hurricane Isabel

...mid-Atlantic since Floyd wreaked havoc on the East Coast in September 1999, leading to 56 deaths. All 921 residents of Ocracoke Island in North Carolina's vulnerable Outer Banks were ordered to begin evacuating Monday afternoon. A line quickly formed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/16/nat_388061.shtml
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