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Summer’s nearly here but after Florence, is the NC coast ready for visitors?

Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/consumer reporterMay 20, 2019

After Hurricane Florence, is North Carolina’s coast ready?

Eight months after Florence, crews are working seven days a week trying to get all of the repairs done.

Buddy’s Crabhouse & Oyster Bar in Surf City is open while repairs are underway outside.

“I’m seeing more damage on the oceanside,” Ed Gaffney said.

Gaffney, who lives in New York, has visited North Topsail Beach for years. This month, he was able to visit the island after Florence for the first time.

“It caught me a little by surprise,” he said.

Lots of homes took a beating all along Topsail Island.

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