August 1, 2022
Source: Inside Climate News
Rounding the corner near the village of Rodanthe, there is a stretch of highway known as the S-Curves because of its twisting loops and turns. It is, by almost any measure, one of the most vulnerable sections of roadway in North Carolina, if not the nation. Years ago, highway officials erected a massive dike here with 2,200 sandbags—each bag was 15 feet long, two feet tall, and five feet wide—and then buried the dike in even more sand in an effort to keep the ocean at bay and the highway, known as NC 12, open.
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