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North Topsail Beach before/after Hurricane Fran. (Click the image to switch between before and after photos.)
West Onslow Beach before/after Hurricane Fran. (Click the image to switch between before and after photos.)
Fran tore this house in coastal North Carolina in half.
Dave Gatley, FEMA News Photo.
An Urban Search and Rescue team walks an island road damaged by Fran.
Rescue teams look for missing people among the wreckage at Topsail Beach.
A flooded street on the Outer Banks.
FEMA News Photo.
Flood waters surround this NC house.
D.A. Harned, USGS.
An American flag waves in front of another destroyed house.
A destroyed beach house.
A rescue team finds suriving kittens among the wreckage in Topsail Island.
A woman goes through a suitcase found in the remains of her home.
An aerial view of overwash at North Topsail Beach.
Several uprooted trees have fallen on this NC home.
Fran's storm surge washed this boat into the treetops.
NC Division of Marine Fisheries.
The owners of this destroyed house declare that they will return.
RENCI at East Carolina University
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