Pretty wild stuff! Nature is hard to stop, probably better to just get out of the way than to resist? I wonder how the "new, new" inlet, i.e. Temp Bridge effected things? It was almost filled in before Sandy and the pics around 70 shows it cleared out again similar to the way Irene left it. S-turns needs to be let go as an inlet, imo.
Amazing pictures. You gotta wonder if, should the Outer Banks breach all up and down the coast, what it would mean for towns along the Inner Banks, like Manteo, New Bern and Washington. As it is now, they really don't get a tide, save for the wind-blown surges. Certainly, the salt content will increase. Thanks for posting the link.