I've just rolled out of bed after a rainy and windy night (it's Thursday morning) and want to post a preliminary report on the storm situation.
Apparently the damaging part of this storm has been north of Ocracoke. We have had heavy rain since Wednesday about noon. I drove around the village last night about 10 and there were several inches of water in all the usual low spots, but there has been no water from storm surge.
The wind was pretty calm all day Wednesday; it finally kicked up about 11 Wednesday night. I can't tell you how strong it was because the power also went out about 11 and came on around 5 AM. We're showing 12 mph winds now on my computer but just a breeze in my yard.
Weather alerts for Hyde County were dropped last night, but two just popped up: high surf warning and high wind warning until Friday.
I'll ask around about any damage up the beach and report more later.