#8 Buoy catches a wave during Tropical Storm Irma

Hilton Head Island-Tropical Storm Irma September 2017

Locals and visitors are having a big time on Hilton Head Island’s Coligny Beach getting a first hand view of a Coast Guard buoy.

During hurricane Irma the buoy washed ashore and it is not an item that can easily be sent back to its home with a weight of 13,000 pounds. For anyone that ever questioned the strength of these hurricanes here’s the proof that they can take you for quite a ride.

For more information: http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/article173142586.html

 

Orignially posted October 11, 2107

Updated: September 11, 2018  The buoy has been returned to the Coast Guard

Anxiously awaiting Florence

Alice

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