As you can imagine, we on Ocracoke have been monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Ernesto. According to Hyde County Emergency Management sources, the storm is expected to make a "second US landfall around Charleston, SC and [come] up through central NC near Durham....All but the very western tip of Hyde County is now outside the margin of average forecast error, and each passing hour on the forecast tract decreases impact to us."
If conditions change, information will be available on Hyde County's official web site: http://www.hydecounty.org/.
In the meanwhile we are going about our business as usual, anticipating a Labor Day weekend that is partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain -- much like today.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's a history of Ocracoke's historic Howard Street.