Friday, September 05, 2008

Hanna (2)

The outer bands of TS Hanna are arriving over the island, but we are mostly getting rain. Wind is still only about 10-15 mph.

A reader asked what my criteria are for leaving. I've been here in 100 mph hurricanes with tide washing over the island, and was glad I stayed (in large part so I could clean up afterward). I guess I'll play it by ear if the forecast is for a category 3 or larger storm. It partly depends on what the trajectory is.


  1. The way the island is the houses are not located on the beach itself but is surrounded by water. Has any home actually gotten washed away from the storms. Perhaps hit hard but knocked off the foundation as if you were on the beach?

  2. Anonymous12:18 PM

    Be safe Philip! Hope it's not too bad.

  3. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Hang on Phillip! Might be a good time to settle in your soft chair and pull out the collected stories of ETA Hoffman.

    Be safe,


  4. I am always thinking about the Outer Banks and Ocracoke as I mentioned in my blog yesterday. Good Luck and be safe......we are thinking of you all.

  5. Anonymous2:41 PM

    I remember leaving Fayetteville NC (there on business) the day before Hugo Hit, on the radio I heard the last Ferry had left the island. It mentioned the number of people who had decided to stay, you know who I'm thinking of(DS) and yep, learned a few days later he stayed with the girls.

    Since Hanna isn't going to be that large, know you'll be safe, just be careful and hope the island doesn't have much damage. Guess everyone will be fighting for the high spots for the cars.

    Be SAFE!!!!

    Mtns of NC

  6. Anonymous2:50 PM

    If one does a google search for Saffir Simpson scale you will find out the details of the damage to be expected by a Category Three hurricane. If you want to enjoy 9-12 foot storm surges, dodging floating debris from collapsed smaller structures and the like - like boats breaking free of their moorings Yikes!