Sailboats SUNK by Hurricane Florence Storm Surge in New Bern Marinas

Hurricane Florence devastated the sailing community in New Bern, North Carolina with its ten-foot storm surge. You will see the destruction to boats in the historic city. You will see how the storm surge broke up the docks in Bridgepoint Marina and hear from a marina tenants Shawn and Shannon Yale of Sailing Banjo whose boat, SV Banjo, rode out the storm successfully on a Mantus Anchor.

Many boats were overturned in their stands from the rising storm surge in Duck Creek Marina near New Bern, NC. The C-dock near the Trent River Bridge at Bridgepoint Marina was almost completely destroyed at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. Flooding from Hurricane Florence.


Photos and videos by Brian Peluso and Shawn and Shannon Yale of Sailing Banjo reproduced with their permission.

Public domain pictures and or video from New Bern City, FEMA, NOAA, NASA, and USCG.

Video by Dominick Del Vecchio
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Hurricane Florence will bring storm surge to the Carolina coast, Virginia, and other Mid-Atlantic states. If you are near the coast, listen to local officials and keep your family safe.

Video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges
U.S. Coast Guard District 5 PADET Baltimore
B-roll of an overflight to survey the flooding in New Bern, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 2018. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Atlantic Area commanding officer, and Coast Guard Rear Adm. Kieth Smith, Fifth District commanding officer, flew aboard a Customs and Border Protection helicopter to assess the impacts of Hurricane Florence.

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