Strong winds continue to hammer the Outer Banks

Restricted access as heavy winds continue

NAGS HEAD, NC. (WVEC) -- The strong winds continued to tear through the Outer Banks on Sunday. Throughout Saturday night into Sunday morning, the winds mixed with heavy rain, causing roads to flood all over Dare County.

On NC12 from the Bonner Bridge all the way to Rodanthe, the roads were closed because of massive bodies of standing water. Dare County Emergency Management officials called these conditions dangerous.

Access to Dare County was restricted Sunday because of the conditions.

People were advised not to go outside Saturday and Sunday.

"It was a lot more than we expected. A lot more," said John Heil, who was visiting Nags Head with his family. They rented a beach house near the Oregon Inlet.

The family was forced to stay indoors while the violent winds beat against their beach home. Outside, the wind was carrying debris and sand through the air.

"It woke me up around midnight," said Heil about the siding of the home that was ripped off throughout Sunday morning. "It's right next to my bedroom right here and it was banging against the wall and that got me up."

"If you put your hand against the glass, it was just pounding," said his daughter-in-law, Thar Heil.

On Hatteras Island, land became part of the ocean.

Those residents sharing pictures on social media of flooded streets and homes.

On Sunday morning, Dare County officials said they were concerned that if the weather didn't ease back, the sounds on Hatteras Island could cause even worse flooding.

To keep updated with the conditions in Dare County, visit their website here.

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