The Hyde County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency Sunday for all of Hyde County.
"We encourage all Ocracoke visitors to leave as soon as possible Monday", said Ferry Division Director Harold Thomas in the statement. Gibbs said officials think there are about 700 visitors on the island, which has a year-round population of about 1,000 residents.
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore has chose to temporarily suspend visitor services and close facilities, the National Park Service says. Swells generated by Maria will cause rough seas and surf for much of the East Coast over the next several days; mariners should seek safe harbor and beachgoers will need to be aware of the risky surf and a high rip current risk. Neither is expected to make landfall, and both have likely already reached their peak intensities and will weaken going forward.
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Russian Federation urged calm on Friday after US President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a "madman". US analysts now estimate that North Korea may have as many as 60 nuclear weapons, according to a Washington Post report.
There are no hurricane warnings at this time.
The storm is maintaining its Category 3 strength with 125 miles per hour winds.
At 5 a.m. ET, on Monday the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was centered about 350 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, packing winds of 80 mph and moving north at 7 mph. Maris will NOT make a landfall on the USA mainland, but it will get close enough by Wednesday to produce tropical storm force winds in the coastal areas of North Carolina, along with life threatening rip currents and large swells.
Puerto Rico's government called the storm the worst in a century. Havoc continues throughout the island.
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If we don't get on this and start doing it quickly, this could be years before the island fully recovers, ' Cuomo said. Military units were also conducting route and airfield clearance in Puerto Rico , Manning said.
It won't be heavy enough to cause any additional flooding.
Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the USA territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a failing dam. While just two separate hurricanes, Irma and Maria, did all the dirty work, they repeatedly found areas to target.
Hurricane Maria could take a bite out of coastal North Carolina on Tuesday, with waves rising between 14 to 20 feet, forecasters said Sunday.
MARIA SURF/SWELL POTENTIAL: Swells generated by Maria are affecting Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the northern coast of Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Bahamas.
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China's minister for foreign affairs, Wang Yi, was a little more diplomatic. But the USA military has "a ban on cooperating with Russia", Lavrov said.
A lull in tropical activity will follow Maria, but there will likely be more tropical threats heading into October. Now many are hunting for gas canisters for cooking, collecting rainwater or steeling themselves mentally for the hardships to come in the tropical heat.