Beach Erosion Concerns

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Agencies in charge of protecting Eastern Carolina shores are glad we have not been directly hit by a major storm this hurricane season, but they are concerned about a cumulative effect of several small storms passing by our coast and taking more of our beaches with them.

For years now, officials have been working to restore our beaches and say it has worked. Emerald Isle homeowners WITN spoke to agree. Now they just hope this storm season does not ruin all their hard work.

Greg Rudolph with the Carteret County Shore Protection Office says,"If we don't get hit by a storm per say but we've had a lot of smaller storms glance by us then we have a lot of sand that's offshore that may not return back to the beach so if we get winter storms and things of that nature that can do a lot of work or erosion on the beach."

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