A water spout went ashore on Atlantic beach and became an EF-2 tornado four months ago.That tornado hit two condominium complexes’ along with Carteret General Hospital.
Ocean Sands was one of the hardest hit that night. Four months later, the tarp still remains on the roof along with orange barricades with do not enter signs. All 72 units were destroyed with the back side of the building sustaining the most damage.
According to the Mark Jones, the president of the home owners association for ocean sands...the facility is in need of a new sewer system to be up to code that request was sent to the county and has been approved and is now in Raleigh waiting for final approval.
On the other side of the street is the island beach racquet club. It was also damaged during the storm. However, construction on the repairs is about 65 percent complete.
The Island Beach Racquet Club is set to be complete May 1st.
Ocean Sands is not set to start construction until the first of June. Completion of repairs there is expected to take six to eight months.