As you can imagine, hurricane Irene is on everyone's mind. We are watching the forecasts and tracking the storm. We are also making preparations. One of the most wearisome aspects of a major hurricane like this is the days of waiting, watching, preparing, and uncertainty before the storm passes by. It can be very exhausting.
As frequent readers of this blog know, I enjoy sharing island history, stories, and glimpses into everyday life on Ocracoke. For the next few days I will be suspending my usual focus as we concentrate on the weather and how islanders are responding to the forecasts.
Keep checking and I'll keep you updated as often as there is news to report, or as long as I am here, or as long as I have power and Internet access. I may publish several reports in one day...or I may not. We'll see.