Waves Lash Pier in Nags Head During Ophelia Storm Surge

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Waves lashed the Outer Banks Fishing Pier off the coast of Nags Head, North Carolina, as Tropical Storm Ophelia generated a storm surge on September 22.

Footage captured by Wesley Snyder, owner of Wes Snyder Photography, shows large waves slamming into the pier and water surging close to the Bodie Island Lighthouse.

Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall on Saturday, September 23, and brought “widespread heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and significant river and storm surge flooding to portions of Eastern North Carolina,” according to a storm overview by the National Weather Service. Credit: Wes Snyder Photography via Storyful