Hurricane Dorian Damaged Historic Structures and Changed the Coastline Along Parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks

The Weather Channel

Hurricane Dorian’s storm surge and battering surf changed the coastline of parts of North Carolina’s southernmost Outer Banks by carving dozens of new inlets into the beach there.

The National Park Service (NPS) estimated 54 new inlets were cut into the narrow strip of sandy beaches in the southernmost Outer Banks. The storm also cause damaged to historic structures and cabins along North Carolina’s Cape Lookout National Seashore.

NOAA’s post-storm aerial survey shows the battering the coast took in this before after after comparison below from near the historic Portsmouth Village.

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