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Kitty Hawk prepares for upcoming storms

Residents and officials are once again closely watching N.C. 12 for signs of erosion as Hurricane Joaquin barrels toward the Outer Banks.

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)

UPDATE: NCDOT reopens N.C.12 in Ocracoke

Part of N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island closed because of flooding, and the Hatteras/Ocracoke Ferry is shut down, according to the North Carolina…