Buxton, North Carolina

Ron Briethaup, 48, of Buxton, North Carolina, works to free his fiancee's truck after it got stuck in an over washed section of Hwy 12 just north of Hatteras Village, North Carolina. Conditions had improved since <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVWAN00009" title="Hurricane Irene (2011)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/meteorological-disasters/hurricane-irene-%282011%29-EVWAN00009.topic">Hurricane Irene</a> passed through the area. She had gone out to run an errand, but hurricane force winds popped up again without warning, and she became stranded.

( Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT / August 27, 2011 )

Ron Briethaup, 48, of Buxton, North Carolina, works to free his fiancee's truck after it got stuck in an over washed section of Hwy 12 just north of Hatteras Village, North Carolina. Conditions had improved since Hurricane Irene passed through the area. She had gone out to run an errand, but hurricane force winds popped up again without warning, and she became stranded.

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