Ocracoke village remains calm and quiet, with a light breeze of about 10 mph. Around town residents are securing their boats (almost all of the smaller skiffs are out of the water) with ropes tied to poles, sheds, anchors, or anything else that is unlikely to move. All of the higher terrain is beginning to fill up with automobiles. A neighbor pointed out that it's all about micro-topography!
Other than bringing smaller items (bikes, trash cans, lawn mowers, etc.) inside, it's now simply time to visit with neighbors, chat on the Community Store porch, and wait and see.