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Dorian NOAA imagery pairs: Location 5

Detailed Description

An area of previous overwash in Core Banks 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%.


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