Mid-Atlantic
Town of Emerald Isle

Parts of NC coastline need help due to Hurricane Florence

EMERALD ISLE, Carteret County — If you've been to any of North Carolina's beaches since Hurricane Florence, you may have noticed some of the sand dunes have washed away.

Walls of sand with a sheer drop of several feet are a common sight.

The dunes provide protection for beach homes but water pushed through certain areas and left devastation in its wake.

Now that all the sand has been washed out and the remnants of Florence are long gone, it's time to start the rebuilding process.

Emerald Isle Interim Town Manager Randy Martin said the Beach Nourishment Project will be finalized by Carteret County next week.

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