I remember Hazel well. I was a child and my family lived in the bottom appartment of a two story house on Carolina Beach near the ocean. As the storm approached we left to stay with relatives in Wilmington. When we returned, we saw massive destruction. Several houses were sitting a few hundred feet off shore in the ocean and our appartment was completely buried under sand. My father had to use a shovel to dig down to crawl into a window to get in our residence. Needless to say we lost all of our belongings except for my pet bird and the family dog. The water mark on the wall went within 4 inches of the celing and some how they managed to survive.
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