Outer Banks Communities See Beach Re-Nourishment as a Lifeline


In summer. Tourists flock to the outer banks barrier islands off the coast of north carolina the islands are famous for pristine sandy beaches with those beaches are washing away. As wind and waves wash stand over the dunes barrier islands naturally migrate but homes hotels in roads do not and rising seas extreme storms are accelerating coastal erosion dare county manager. Bobby outten says that without intervention the erosion will continue the migration continue. And it's just a matter of time before major. Major thoroughfares are damaged or destroyed so in several towns with heavy erosion dare county has pumped in sand and widen beaches. Next is the village of avon where plan beach nourishment project will help protect highway twelve. The only road in out of highway twelve is closed. You can't get through avon. You can't pick up trash you can't have. Ems ron trucks can't run. We can't provide any service nor can the people go to the grocery store to their doctors appointments to church to do the things that they normally do so while the project will cost at least eleven million dollars out and says it's critical to protect the town's economy and

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