Beaches Largely Unaffected From Hurricane Bill

Besides strong rip currents and high surf, our beaches fared pretty well as Hurricane Bill churned past our coastline.

Many towns in Carteret County closed or "red flagged" their beaches both Saturday and Sunday due to strong currents.

In Emerald Isle, town manager Frank Rush says there was very little erosion along their beaches. Although he says the point in Emerald Isle, which is prone to shifting sands and erosion, saw a minor amount of erosion, but the hundreds of sandbags that line the beach did their job and prevented homes from receiving damage.

Between 2002 and 2007 the town of Emerald Isle spent over 30 million dollars in beach nourishment projects, to make sure there is plenty of sand on the beach if a hurricane approaches.

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