Where is Ocracoke Island Located?

Hurricane is about to hit Ocracoke Island and the place has been evacuated.

Hurricane warnings have been posted for much of the North Carolina coast, and a hurricane watch has been issued for the Virginia and Maryland coasts as hurricane Earl prepares to begin its flirtation with the US Eastern Seaboard.
5000 tourists on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, have been ordered to evacuate, as Hurricane Earl approaches the U.S. East Coast.
Where is Ocracoke Island located in the map of the world?

asked by Weasel in Geography | 3398 views | 09-01-2010 at 11:20 PM

Ocracoke Island is located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. The population was 769 as of the 2000 census. It is also the reputed location of Blackbeard's death.
Tourists in Ocracoke Island are being asked to board ferries and head for the mainland as the powerful Hurricane Earl threatens to hit the coast.

Emergency officials began an evacuation of around 5,000 visitors on Ocracoke Island at around 5am today.
It is thought that Hurricane Earl will pass within 60 miles of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, on Friday morning.

answered by Monday | 09-01-2010 at 11:20 PM

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