It was calm but cloudy through most of the night. Rain began falling early in the morning. Wind has been picking up since then. We just came back from a quick visit to the beach. The wind is howling out there, blowing about 45 mph, maybe more, pelting bare legs with stinging sand. The surf is raging, but the tide is not even up to the dunes yet. No flooding at all in the village.
Check back periodically. I'll post more updates and photos as the storm progresses (as long as we have power and internet access).
In other news -- new baby Lochlan Wesley is healthy and strong. Mama & Papa (Amy & David) are very happy, and resting in the hospital in Elizabeth City. We expect them home after the storm passes. Look for photos in the journal later today.