Photograph by Dave Gatley taken on 09/17/1999 in North Carolina

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South-facing Long Beach on Oak Island, N.C., September 17, 1999 -- Hurricane Floyd brought a devastating 15 feet of storm surge that damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses along this community's ocean front, and flattened its frontal sand dunes.  Here, 81-year old Beaulah Blake and her grandson, 51- yr old Alan Blake, look over what is left of her home that was swept off its block foundation and into the sea.  Elevation of this home would most likely have preserved it.  Photo by DAVE GATLEY /FEMA News Photo
South-facing Long Beach on Oak Island, N.C., September 17, 1999 -- Hurricane Floyd brought a devastating 15 feet of storm surge that damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses along this community's ocean front, and flattened its frontal sand dunes. Here, 81-year old Beaulah Blake and her grandson, 51- yr old Alan Blake, look over what is left of her home that was swept off its block foundation and into the sea. Elevation of this home would most likely have preserved it. Photo by DAVE GATLEY /FEMA News Photo - Location: South-facing Long Beach on Oak Island, NC
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