It's breezy today....and sunny. What a contrast to yesterday! Wind and rain pummeled the island on Friday from morning until late at night. High tides added to the already standing water. Tide water on Howard Street stood a foot and a half deep in some yards. Wind gusts were reported at 90 mph. Power was out for a while. Debris of all sorts floated down the roads. It was a classic Nor'easter.
Of course, no ferries made trips to the mainland, or even to Hatteras. The National Park Service closed the beaches yesterday and Ocracoke's 22nd annual fishing tournament was canceled for Friday. To add to the drama, a rental house caught fire and burned through the roof. High winds hampered firefighters, but the torrential rains kept everything wet.
We're drying out this weekend, hoping for a respite from this severe weather.