Hurricane Florence, before and after

I noticed that Google Maps satellite photos of New Bern were taken after Hurricane Florence in September 2018, while satellite photos in Apple Maps were taken before the storm. Here are some images that show the difference.

Satellite image shows New Bern Grand Marina, top, and BridgePointe Marina, below.

Satellite image shows New Bern Grand Marina, top, and BridgePointe Marina, below. BridgePointe was severely damaged by Hurricane Florence and has not been put back into service.

 

The Woodrow neighborhood of New Bern before Hurricane Florence.

 

This satellite shows numerous houses that were destroyed or so badly damaged that they were razed during or following Hurricane Florence.

 

The public boat ramp and dock at Lawson Creek Park at the Trent River before Hurricane Florence.

 

The public boat ramp and dock at Lawson Creek Park at the Trent River after Hurricane Florence. The boat ramp was severely damaged and pushed upriver by the storm. A specialized crew using a construction barge and crane fetched the floating dock and returned it to its original location. The ramp and dock have been put back into service.

 

The day-use boardwalk and docks at Union Point Park before Hurricane Florence.

 

The day-use boardwalk and docks at Union Point Park were destroyed during Hurricane Florence and have yet been rebuilt.

 

An island on the west bank of the Trent River just south of Freedom Memorial Bridge before Hurricane Florence.

 

An island on the west bank of the Trent River just south of Freedom Memorial Bridge before Hurricane Florence. The satellite image shows significant erosion from the storm, forming a new bay, with a channel shown below and left of the island blocked. The wreckage of a sailboat can be seen just right of center.

October 12th, 2019 by
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