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
Veterans Day Storm
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.