Florence's Destruction Captured By Arial Photos

Published on 19 Sep 2018, 13:48
(CNN)Aerial images captured the destruction Hurricane Florence inflicted on the North Carolina coastline, from lines of houses shorn of their shingles to sand-covered streets. The pictures were shot by planes outfitted with cameras taking "high-definition aerial photos" and collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The photos are vital to assessing damage and organizing the assistance that's needed. In one image, the southernmost portions of Topsail Beach's main thoroughfare, Anderson Boulevard, are still covered with dark standing water. Just up the street from the condos, almost 1.3 miles of North Shore drive is covered in sand from the surge.

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