Know Your Risk

Know Your Risk - Your Risk is Real

To reduce your flood risk, you need to know your level of risk. The greatest flood threats for Nags Head properties come from hurricanes, winter storms, and seasonal high tides. Nags Head is located on a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Roanoke Sound making it extremely vulnerable to flooding. Previous storms have caused ocean over wash, flooding from the sound, or localized flooding.

Previous Storms Which Caused Flooding

Name of Storm
Year
Halloween Storm
1991
March Storm
1993
Hurricane Isabel
2003
Veterans Day Storm
2009
Hurricane Irene
2011
Hurricane Sandy
2012

The areas flooded by recent storms include areas along the ocean and sound front in South Nags Head as well as areas between Jockey’s Ridge State Park and Whalebone Junction.