On this date in 1944 Ocracoke endured one of the worst hurricanes to hit the island. Winds were over 100 mph with 14 foot tides. The island was completely under water. Six houses were demolished. If I remember correctly what the "old-timers" have told me, only seven houses were spared the flood waters.
In contrast, today is another fine day, even if overcast with a light breeze. Of course, we're all hoping that Ocracoke's brush with tropical storms is over for this season.