Nor'easter Damages Roads, Homes on the Outer Banks

Time To Leave The Outer Banks

It’s definitely time to get out of the Outer Banks. We just had a two day nor’easter over the Thanksgiving weekend that brought a tree down across my driveway, forcing me to walk 600 feet to the house in the pouring rain and 70 mile per hour winds.

Damage along the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, following a nasty nor'easter

Damage along the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, following a nasty nor’easter

The outside world doesn’t realize that nor’easters are so much more destructive than hurricanes. Take a look at the photo below.

That’s not soapsuds on the road, it’s sea foam whipped up by the angry ocean. The storm-driven waves then breached the dunes along the Beach Road, flooding the houses adjacent to the beach and leaving tons of sand and debris in their wake. Soon this will be something I don’t have to deal with any more – just another four weeks until I head south to sunny Sarasota, Florida.

2 Comments on “Time To Leave The Outer Banks

  1. Hi Gwen: That photo is of the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk, looking north toward the new Hilton Gardens Hotel. Pretty amazing what a little nor’easter can do, huh?

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