February 25, 2013. Nag's Head, North Carolina. A church on the Outer Banks, the barrier islands of North Carolina, has been raised. Residents are in a constant battle with deteriorating beaches and rising sea levels in an area prone to heavy hurricane damage.. Tracing the path of Hurricane Sandy, which wrecked havoc on the northeastern seaboard from October 25-31, 2012. The storm caused flooding and caused an estimated 60 billion dollars worth of damage to affected areas.