February 25, 2013. Rodanthe, North Carolina. An earthmover sits at rest on the Outer Banks, the barrier islands of North Carolina. As the beach on the islands deteriorates, residents replenish their own beaches with sand from offshore.. 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.