There's not much else to do. Fishermen have mostly brought in their nets, boats are out of the water or secured with extra line, a few cars are parked on higher ground. But Ophelia is moving very slowly. It seems that it will be Wednesday or maybe even Thursday before we feel the full impact of this storm. Nevertheless, at this time many deliveries to the island are being curtailed, and travel to Ocracoke is restricted. We understand that ferry operations will likely be completely suspended later today or early tomorrow.
The good news is that this is not now a severe hurricane. However because Ophelia is moving so slowly, emergency management personnel are expecting an extended storm which could mean soundside and/or ocean flooding.
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.]