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December 9, 2007

Power winds changed the geography in Ocean Shores

Posted by Tricia Duryee at 11:59 AM

OCEAN SHORES -- At the southern tip of Ocean Shores is Damon Point State Park, a spit that juts into the ocean. As you can see from this Google image, it's narrow and long. And, as it turns out, very susceptible during storms.


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In fact, the locals have already renamed it Damon Island.

In this first picture, you'll see that the road is closed. The waves came crashing over the sand bar, breaking up the asphalt as if it was peanut brittle.

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It also did extensive damage to the cement path that ran down the center of the spit. You can hardly tell it was ever there.

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And, although the water receded some, it seemed like a temporary situation. While I was there, the waves kicked up, and the water started crossing the entire width of the sand bar and connected. Here's a series of photos of it happening.

Going....

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Going....

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And, gone...

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