Monday, October 10, 2016

Slogging Through the Cleanup...

Now that the worst of Matthew is behind us, the real messy job of cleanup must begin. Islanders are busy cleaning out their cars, instruments, the streets, their homes and their businesses. All things considered, Ocracoke made out fairly well again, but the island still sustained damage. I have not heard word about when our electricity will come back on, we don't know the condition of Hwy 12 on Ocracoke or on Hatteras, and with the water still being high, it makes it hard or impossible to flush toilets or take showers. Fewer people are taking photos since their devices are slowly dying and the reality of cleanup is pressing down upon us. Here are a few photos of after the storm. I will try to post more as I can. Amy (safely off the island and searching for updates just like you!)

 Brooke and Jason's van (it was parked on a high spot!)

One of the many of Jubal's instruments that got flooded 

 Once the tide had gone down some (taken by Kitty Mitchell from their porch)

Books to be Red got some water inside, but reports are that it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Deepwater Theater nearby got about 4 inches of water inside.


  1. Thank you for the update. Sad to see conditions as they are. Positive thoughts for a quick a recovery as possible. We are missing our vacation stay there this week!

  2. Anonymous5:21 PM

    You guys/girls are tough. I don't know where some of these places in the pictures are but I do know the village craftsman, Corkys, the slushy stand and the small arbor gate that frames the lighthouse in many of my pictures. It makes us here in Greensboro, grateful for having the chance to visit. Of course, like any vacationer, we try to make sure that we only visit during good weather...we are not tough enough like you guys to take a lickin' and keep tickin. Good luck, we are wishing you all well. SM