Sand Island Lighthouse

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8:21 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Washed Away Alabama's Sand Island

The area around the lighthouse was up to 65 feet deep before a federal project in 2011 rebuilt the island. Three days of heavy waves during Hurricane Isaac removed thousands of cubic feet of sand.
Ben Raines/Press-Register

Sand Island along the Alabama coast has disappeared beneath the waves.


The Sand Island Lighthouse is still standing alone in the water. But the island that was rebuilt by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers last year got eroded by Hurricane Isaac. The Press -Register (bit.ly/QihAeI) reports that parts of the island are a foot under water.

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