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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , Holiday 2011
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The coastal areas of the state were not the only ones which felt the destructive power of Hurricane Irene. The Inner Banks took a pounding as well as the storm moved up the sounds and rivers. Allegood surveys the damage left by the powerful storm, including unexpected flooding, dead fish, mosquitoes, and downed trees and power lines and boats.
In August 2011 Hurricane Irene roared across the Outer Banks and inland areas with punishing winds and pounding rains. Latham describes the destruction in Dare County and the rest of the Outer Banks and how the coastal residents responded to the destruction.
North Carolina's shrimpers face hard times from foreign competition and the current economic situation. At the present time foreign shrimp account for 90 percent of the market. Smith discusses how the federal Trade Adjustment and Assistance (TAA) for Farmers and Fishermen program is helping shrimpers get through the hard times.
Hathaway discusses the different types of sand and where it all comes from.