A section of Hwy 12 at the edge of Rodanthe that was destroyed when Hurricane Irene struck on Aug. 30, 2011.
A section of Hwy 12 at the edge of Rodanthe that was destroyed when Hurricane Irene struck on Aug. 30, 2011. CHRIS SEWARD 2011 News & Observer file photo
A section of Hwy 12 at the edge of Rodanthe that was destroyed when Hurricane Irene struck on Aug. 30, 2011. CHRIS SEWARD 2011 News & Observer file photo