Water from Pamlico Sound continues to push its way across Ocracoke. School closed after about two hours this morning. There is no mail service in or out as Highway 12 is closed. Chuck said he drove north to see how it looked and found a couple of feet of sand across the highway.
I walked out of our neighborhood after lunch and found significant water already across the road in front of The Variety Store, the Post Office and Howard's Pub and around Silver Lake. I am told this is water being pushed up the creeks and across the lowlands from the Sound. And we are still several hours away from high tide.
The weather service is warning of continuing extreme high tides through the next 3 cycles.
We are moving our cars to high ground to try and keep salt water out of the engines, and hunkering down with whatever comfort food and movies we have on hand...and looking forward to drier times.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a transcript of a letter written in 1949 by a visitor to the island. You can read the letter (which provides a glimpse into Ocracoke life sixty years ago) here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102509.htm.