Outer Banks hit hard by Sandy

KITTY HAWK, N.C. (WTVR) – Residents living in parts of the Outer Banks are cleaning up after Sandy.

Highway 12, the road leading in and out of Kitty Hawk, is covered in sand and seawater. In many places the shoreline has disappeared. Crews also worry part of the road has washed away.

Some people living in the area also say flooding along the Route 158 bypass is the worst they’ve seen in years.

Neighbors say at the height of the storm wave swells were between 15 and 20 feet and were coming up over the dunes. They say much of Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills was covered with water. And there are still some flooding concerns. High tide still remains a threat for parts of the Outer Banks.

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