Today is September 18, the two-year anniversary of the Outer Banks' encounter with hurricane Isabel. This major storm brought strong winds & high tides, cut a new inlet just north of Hatteras Village, and seriously affected the economies of Hatteras and Ocracoke.
This year, as we all know, the Gulf Coast was devastated by hurricane Katrina; and Ophelia left her mark on Eastern North Carolina just days ago.
One hundred and six years ago a major hurricane visited Ocracoke & Hatteras islands. It was probably the most devastating storm to hit this area since anyone has been keeping records.
You can read the story on our Ocracoke Newsletter: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news091505.htm