Today is the one-hundred-and-seventh anniversary of the old August Storm. On August 16, 1899 this hurricane (probably the most destructive storm to pummel Ocracoke within historical memory) struck with a vengeance. Over the course of three days the winds and tides wreaked havoc. Reports indicate that wind velocity reached 120 miles per hour.
Click here to read a full account of the storm.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's about Ocracoke Islanders and "tokens of death."