Saturday, August 27, 2011

Morning News

Good Morning!

I just talked with Philip. He slept until 8:00 so that is great! He has no power so I will try and keep you updated with the news.

He said that it is 'blowing a gale' with dancing trees all around him. The only damage he can see is that the road is flooded and parts of the fence have blown off across the lane.

He is in good spirits. I am sorry I am not there with him as I think this day will be long for him.

I am watching the weather channel and then I can update him from the news here in Indiana. I know he has talked with Amy and Rob as well this morning.

Thank you for all your comments, thoughts, and prayers.

Lou Ann


  1. Anonymous9:25 AM

    Thanks for continuing to post on the blog - I love Okracoke Island an prayer for the safety of all who are there!

  2. Lou Ann,
    Thank you so much for updating Philip's blog and keeping us "connected". We've been so concerned for our beloved island and all the lovely people there...keep us posted of any news, as we continue to pray for OI. Blessings...

  3. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Lu Ann You're an angel

  4. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Good news, indeed! :)

  5. Anonymous9:46 AM

    all good news, thanks for sharing, LouAnn. keep those good spirits and know how many people - family, friends, and strangers (like myself) who love Ocracoke and the islanders are all sending prayers and positive thoughts your way~~

  6. Yay!!! Opa is still alive! We've been waiting for some news since the last post last night. Thanks, Lou Ann!

  7. I figured there was no electric. Thanks for posting and puhleeze keep updating. Thanks from Ohio.

  8. Thanks for the update! I expect there will be a new high tide sign near the shop after Irene!

  9. Anonymous9:56 AM

    Here is a comment from Alan Sutton of Tradewinds
    Alan was interviewed in an AP article.

    "Residents along the Outer Banks said there wasn't serious damage yet. Alan Sutton, who owns a bait and tackle shop on Ocracoke Island, said he saw only a few limbs down as of 8 a.m., though he had not yet been outside. He hoped to head outside around lunchtime to assess the damage.

    "Right now, we do not see any flooding," he said. "However, that could easily change when we get past the eye. A lot of water is pushed up in the sound, and we have to wait and see how that water comes back out."

  10. Anonymous10:15 AM

    This is a good satellite image of the least there is now daylight on is easier to endure a storm when you can see what is happeing.

  11. Anonymous10:16 AM

    for some reason it cut off part of the link. Hope this works......

  12. Anonymous10:19 AM

    well it won't post....SORRY

    post after satelliteLoop/ the following


  13. debbie s.10:24 AM

    glad to hear all is well (as can be expected). Please let him know we are thinking of him and the other residents and keeping fingers crossed for minimal damages....

  14. Anonymous10:54 AM

    Thank you for posting! Hearing news is comforting!

  15. Steve in Gettysburg11:03 AM

    Thanks for keeping us posted on what is happening on O.I. Our thoughts are with all of our friends on the Outer Banks. We appreciate you taking the time and effort to let us know what is happening to our favorite Island.

  16. CJ from Cincinnati OH11:18 AM

    Thank you for posting what is happening on O.I. Keep safe and dry. We're thinking of you in Ohio.

  17. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Mr. Howard, I would love to know how many people are looking at the website because of the hurricane. Perhaps you don't want to share specific numbers because you are a business man, could you give us an idea of what percentage of increased hits do you see when a storm comes along?

    Regardless, you folks have been in our prayers. We are glad to hear that the worst has probably passed and you folks probably fared well. Be safe and be encouraged as the cleanup begins! Godspeed!

  18. Thank you so much for taking the time to update us about the happenings on the best little island in the world. I have to say I was obsessed with Phil's updates during Hurricane Earl last year and I am obsessed now. Be safe Ocracoke!

  19. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Did I just see where NC12 is washed out @ Frisco? Hang in there people it's nearly over!!

  20. Peg Chapman in Virginia12:22 PM

    We're flooding heaven with prayers for you and all those on the Island. May everyone be safe and the flooding be manageable. Blessings!

  21. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Thanks LouAnn-have been pretty glued to WRAL, NC Ferries, Hyde Ct Emergency and ongoing coverage on WITN but not hearing anything about Ocracoke other than here yet. Lots of flooding inland like Washington, Bellhaven. Rt 17 closed now-and photos of houses flooding up to the first floor levels. So hope everyone out there is safe and sound. There is a lot of water that's for sure! Sue M

  22. Anonymous1:47 PM

    I'm pleasantly surprised to hear that Ocracoke Island is faring so well thus far!!! My husband's relatives thrive in Belhaven, Pantego, etc and there is wind damage and flooding there. Just hoping when the wind changes direction, Ocracoke will still come through with flying colors.

    I'm feeling better about Ocracoke.

    My internet service and cable have been out (eastern Person county) due to wind (up to 39 mph) gusts, but it has just been restored and this blog was the FIRST place for me to go.

    Hope to continue to hear good news.