Many thanks to Jaren who snapped the photo, below, of a recent waterspout out in Pamlico Sound. We don't often hear of damage caused by waterspouts...though you wouldn't want to be in a boat in one's path! And we did have a house destroyed by a waterspout that came ashore near "the pond" a number of years ago. Luckily no one was in the house.
They do make dramatic viewing though.
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This month's Ocracoke Newsletter, Looking for the Wahabs of Ocracoke, was written by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082110.htm.