Our power has been off for about an hour and a half. It just came back on. It is still windy out there -- maybe 30 mph with gusts of 35 - 40. But there is no tide in the village. I am guessing that Hanna will soon be past us. I understand that all ferry service to Ocracoke was suspended. I expect service across Hatteras Inlet to begin again later today. Call this number for the latest information on all ferry routes: 1-800-BY-FERRY.
Emergency Management never called for an evacuation of Ocracoke, although the National Park was evacuated, and beach access ramps are closed. At this time a few folks are out and about, walking or biking or driving, and I haven't seen or heard about any damage. Unless something noteworthy happens, I probably won't be posting again until tomorrow.
Out thanks to all of our readers who keep us in your thoughts during storms and hurricanes.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.