1946 Flood ?

RESEARCH HELP!

At the History Center we received the following e- mail: “I am trying to find out about a water surge/wave that hit Carolina Beach sometime between 1950 & 1961. It supposedly hit the Bame Hotel and Ms. Webb’s. Webb’s Motel across the Street had to be evacuated by rowboat.”

Judy Moore has brought us some pictures from a 1946 “flood” but we’re not sure if that’s from a hurricane or not – as there is no hurricanes listed in the historical records for Southeast NC in September of 1946.

Can anyone give us clues to the event he is asking about? – info@federal-point-history.org