By the 1990s the barrier islands were pretty much gone.
This is simply the fluid nature of a barrier island.
The erosion was not a problem until we built on the barrier island.
The only buildings above two to three stories now on the barrier island were built during that period.
"People have got to understand that living on a barrier island is risky," he said.
There are also many barrier islands located in the region.
The barrier island can be separated into sections for easy study.
The department points out that oil and gas exploration is not new on this barrier island.
Many residents said they knew and accepted the risks of living on a barrier island.
And the barrier islands are certainly part of the region.