Vacationers stuck in flooded area of Outer Banks

Posted at 5:37 PM, Sep 23, 2016

COROLLA, N.C. - Vacationers from Connecticut said they have been stuck in their Outer Banks beach front rental for days.

The family of 12 has been planning their vacation for two years and instead of getting out and enjoying everything the Outer Banks has to offer, they are seeing a lot of the inside of their rental.

"We got slammed with some pretty serious rain, the flooding came and the flooding is still here," said Matthew Palmer.

The family arrived Monday, paying nearly $6,000 for prime real estate on the beach they didn't get to use. Instead, they're trying to make the best of it, by floating down the street on floats they planned on using in the ocean.

"One of us was brave enough to venture off in our vehicle and there was an inch of water up to your ankle in the car, just to get groceries," said Palmer.

The family told News 3 they are in good spirits and trying to look at the situation positively. They are hoping the water recedes and they will be able to leave tomorrow when they have flights to catch.