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Dorian moving across Outer Banks, water levels dropping in sounds

At 7 a.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center reported that the eyewall of Dorian is continuing to move across the Outer Banks.

The hurricane’s location was 30 miles west-southwest of Cape Hatteras. Dorian is moving northeast at 14 miles per hour.

Sustained winds are 90 miles per hour.

Between 6 and 7 a.m., local observers in Avon and Frisco noted Pamlico Sound was emptying quickly and draining canals. Dare County Emergency Management issued an advisory that flood gauges indicate that water levels in the sounds are dropping as the water is being pushed away by the wind.

At 7 a.m., NC 12 in Avon was clear and no water was across the road in Salvo. At least one area of NC 12 in Hatteras village is impassable.

At 7:45 a.m. in Ocracoke, reports are coming in that sound water was starting to return.

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