Well, enough to make a pair of Dutchman's britches anyway. The wind has just about stopped altogether. And no rain. The worst case predictions of serious soundside flooding never materialized.
Power was off throughout the night but came back on about a half hour ago. Haven't heard anything about Highway 12, when the ferries will resume operations, or when visitors will be allowed to return to the island.
For now, we're ready to start cleanup, especially of downed tree limbs.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old Toothbrush Man, published August 01, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news080105.htm.]