|Damage in Va. Beach, US Army Corps of Engineers Photo
When the storm was over 40 people were dead and the estimated damage to property (in current dollars) was $500 million.
Hatteras Island and the Nags Head Peninsula suffered severe damage and life threatening conditions (although there were no fatalities in North Carolina). The southern portion of the Outer Banks, including Ocracoke, was largely spared.
You can read more about the Ash Wednesday Storm's impact on the Outer Banks here: https://outerbanksvoice.com/2012/03/09/remembering-the-historic-ash-wednesday-storm/.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Electrification of Ocracoke Island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022117.htm.