I am glad I trimmed back the limbs from trees around my house and business. Just in the last few minutes the wind and rain have intensified. I'm estimating the gusts at around 35 - 40 mph. Nothing to be worried about, but still it's impressive, knowing it is part of a larger system. The sky is gray and clouds are whizzing by.
Winds now are coming from the southeast. As the storm passes, winds should shift to the southwest. Cars are clustered here and there, perched on all the higher land in the village. We are all hoping that the change in wind direction won't bring significant flooding.
I'll keep you posted as long as I have power.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.
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good luck. Will be checking back for regular updates. Supposed to be down there starting todayReplyDelete
Are the ferries still running?ReplyDelete
Philip: We arrived on Ocracoke on August 24 and left yesterday September 5. The drive up Highway 12 was dicey as there were a lot of folks slamming on brakes when they reached standing water. We were behind several SUVs and pick-up trucks towing water craft and one SUV was towing a jeep loaded down with beach chairs, bicycles, etc. The visibility at times was less than 2 - 3 car lengths. We got home safe to Takoma Park MD last night. We are glad we left when we did. Was Ocracoke evacuated? Thanks. SandraReplyDelete
Ferries are currently not running according to the dare county website. (darenc.com). Ferry service is usually suspended when winds of 45 mph are reached. The forecast for Ocracoke calls for wind speeds to begin decreasing at 3pm. As of 10:20, I called Howards Pub and they still have powerReplyDelete