A section of Hwy. 12 washed away by Hurricane Irene near Rodanthe, North Carolina, is seen as federal and state officials take an aerial tour of damages.
A section of Hwy. 12 washed away by Hurricane Irene near Rodanthe, North Carolina, is seen as federal and state officials take an aerial tour of damages. Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT
A section of Hwy. 12 washed away by Hurricane Irene near Rodanthe, North Carolina, is seen as federal and state officials take an aerial tour of damages. Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT

Irene wasn't overhyped for rural areas on East Coast

August 30, 2011 7:41 PM