Tracking the Tropics, Week 7: beach renourishment & hurricane shelters amid COVID-19


(WNCN) — Welcome to episode seven of Tracking the Tropics, your weekly in-depth look at topics concerning the Atlantic Hurricane season.

On this week’s show, WOWK Chief Meteorologist Spencer Adkins from Charleston, West Virginia talks from North Carolina’s Outer Banks about beach renourishment.

It is the middle of hurricane season which also means the middle of vacation season at the beaches. The battle of keeping those beaches full of sand despite year after year of tropical systems is a tough one. Adkins takes us inside that fight and talks about the dynamic of beach renourishment.

Also, CBS 17 Meteorologist Brian Hutton Jr. dives into the importance of hurricane shelters, with an unfortunate twist.

This year has been an odd one with the COVID-19 pandemic going on. What are we to do when it comes to evacuating during the pandemic? Do we still seek out the state’s many shelters? What are the alternatives? Hutton Jr. spoke with emergency management officials about what you should do if you have to evacuate during these difficult times.

Join CBS 17 every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. for Tracking the Tropics.

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