Life is starting to return back to normal after Hurricane Florence brought Category 2 winds to the Crystal Coast. The footprint of Florence left properties with significant siding and roof damage, washed out walkways and many places without power for several days. Although the damage was much less than anticipated, the cleanup and repairs will take months in the hardest-hit areas. Our Bluewater staff appreciates your patience and understanding as we continuously work to restore our beautiful Coast!
The end of Oceana Pier was destroyed, and wind blew in a wall of Crows Nest Marina. The large U.S flag at the town entrance remained intact. The beach sustained significant erosion.
Fastest wind speed: 112 mph
Highest rainfall: 22.16 inches
A couple sections of Bogue Inlet Pier were washed away, and flooding damaged some homes along the coast. Town Officials teamed up with the N.C. Forestry Service and spent a week pumping out water from flooded areas. Business buildings and homes experienced light to moderate damage.