High tides, wind troublesome for many Atlantic Beach homeowners

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) – Flooding around the east continues. In Atlantic Beach, people say the high tides are their biggest problem.

After days and days of rain, homeowners say that’s not what’s causing the most problems, it’s the high tides and the wind.

Waves aren’t just crashing onto the beach. For people who live along any body of water, it’s doing the same thing to their homes.

One homeowner says the water from the bay in his backyard makes its way to his front yard during high tide. And docks are left under water.

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Some residents who don’t live at the coast full time have no idea how much water is around their homes.

“I suspect they’re going to have a big surprise when they get here,” said Bill Williamson. “Hopefully, they’ll be prepared for it, but I doubt they’re going to be prepared for how much water has been in here.”

Williamson says he’s measured 20 inches over the past two weeks.

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Another homeowner 9 On Your Side spoke with owns a house along Moonlight Bay says, while he only has minor damage, some of his neighbors who aren’t home might have a little more.

Wind isn’t helping homeowners either.

Main roadways are mostly passable. Side streets along the water have flooding in spots.

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