New island replaces old one off North Carolina coast
NAGS HEAD, NC (AP) — Two years after a newly formed North Carolina island was lost to storm surge, officials say a new one appears to be rising in its place on the Outer Banks.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore says the nearly 100-foot long formation was discovered Sunday, about a quarter of a mile south of Cape Point.
It’s in the same area where Shelly Island showed up on a NASA satellite in the fall of 2016.
National Park Service officials say the sandbar could either continue growing in size or get washed away with the next storm swell.