Part of the Outer Banks in North Carolina eroded by Hurricane Dorian

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An area of previous overwash in Core Banks in North Carolina was completely eroded during Hurricane Dorian. The beach likely experienced erosion and overwash during the approach of Dorian, and then a large storm surge from the sound side after Dorian’s eye passed over. The pattern of wave breaking on the ocean side of the new inlet indicates sand was transported seaward by the surge. The probability of inundation for this location was 60%. Photos by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.