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Hot Spot #4 begins near SR 1231 in Buxton and continues northward approximately 4.7 miles to SR 1421. This site has an erosion rate of 8-10 ft/yr. A short section of NC 12 in this area that was washed out was relocated shortly after Hurricane Dennis struck in August and September 1999. However, sections to the north and south are still situated very close to the ocean, and when combined with the dune erosion and lack of vegetation at this site, flooding and overwash often occur during storms.

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