Friday, September 16, 2005

Blue Sky

Well, enough to make a pair of Dutchman's britches anyway. The wind has just about stopped altogether. And no rain. The worst case predictions of serious soundside flooding never materialized.

Power was off throughout the night but came back on about a half hour ago. Haven't heard anything about Highway 12, when the ferries will resume operations, or when visitors will be allowed to return to the island.

For now, we're ready to start cleanup, especially of downed tree limbs.

Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old Toothbrush Man, published August 01, 2005. You can read it here:]



  1. Anonymous11:55 AM


    Glad to hear no soundside flooding and no major damage. I don't think the weather people knew what was going to happen where or when.

  2. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Glad to hear all okay, have been watching the weather closely. We are to arrive next Saturday. Look forward to seeing you then. Sue Makin....Boonsboro, MD

  3. Anonymous1:44 PM

    I so appreciate your website and journal keeping us Ocracoke lovers up to date. Thank you. I am hoping for a visit in October and look forward to visiting the store.
    B. Gates.. Los Angeles, CA

  4. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Glad it wasn't that bad, I think we all will have New Orleans pictures on our mine from now on when we think of these storms. Wish we were closer so we could come help clean up. THANKS again for your great website and keeping us all posted!!
    Mtns. of NC

  5. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Hi Philip, So glad that the damage was minimal and everyone came through OK. I have thought of you and the island often...Watching the weather reports it looked like so much worse. I spoke with a person from New Orleans just yesterday. She and husband have been displaced to VT. to stay with friends...So much loss, so much agony about insurance problems due to "flooding" and minimal flood coverage. She finally just fell apart. All I could give her was a hug and my sincere sympathy...So glad that Ocracoke fared better..Judy