All of the below images document September 11, 2017 conditions on Kiawah Island and Captain Sams Spit, following Tropical Storm Irma’s heavy rain, winds and high tides. Photo credit: Rich Thomas.
The following four photos show “the Fingers” at Mingo North and Mingo South that are included in the swap proposal. Evident here, the fingers easily flood – leaving little space (or likelihood) for substantial future development at the island’s entrance.
The following photos show Irma’s impacts on Captain Sams Spit.
The following photos show further damage and flooding near Kiawah’s entrance and at Beachwalker County Park.