Storm Surge History
Hurricane Matthew (2016)
Caption from the Star News: The West End of Oak Island was completely cut off from local traffic due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew on Saturday afternoon. Chip Ellis/ for the Star News.
Hurricane Sandy (2012)
Hurricane Floyd (1999)
This video is of Long Beach Pier at Oak Island, about 20 miles SSW of Wilmington.
Hurricane Fran (1996)
Excellent video from Jim Leonard, depicting storm surge footage in Carolina Beach, NC, just south of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. This video shows storm surge pounding a structure at the coast from around 0:13-1:35, and then from around 1:35 to end of video, it shows inland storm surge.