On a walk down to Gary Olivers Fishing Unlimited pier on the worst day of the storm, we actually saw children jumping in the waves that were coming right up to the dunes. It only takes ONE wave to carry a child into the surf and to an inevitable drowning. Also there is tons of debris when are storm of this magnitude happens. Parts of stairs and piers with nails, sand fending Etc.... (Pictured above, 3 children play in massive tide as parents look on, notice the BRIGHT RED NO SWIMMING flags above them.
Folks, the towns do not post these flags to ruin your vacation but to protect your life! The OBX beaches can be treacherous even in the best weather!
MORE TO COME!