Friday, August 26, 2011

8:30 PM

Rain has been falling steadily since late this afternoon...but the wind speed, though increasing, is only about 10-15 mph.

Many thanks to all of our readers who have sent wishes for our safety. Unfortunately I have not had the energy to answer questions. Please be assured that all is well as I write. Of course, we are expecting hurricane force winds and high tides sometime tomorrow. I will keep you posted as I am able.


  1. Debbie Leonard8:40 PM

    Yes, you have many people hoping and praying for your well-being and for the well-being of the many millions in the path of Irene.

  2. Thanks Phillip My god be with you

  3. Anonymous8:43 PM

    We are checking your journal every hour or so for updates. Good luck!

  4. Anonymous8:48 PM

    I almost feel like I'm there! Raining and windy inland in Durham also! Very exciting and I hope it doesn't get scary on the island.

  5. Anonymous8:51 PM

    You bet'cha, Philip!!! Get some rest tonight. The unofficial mayor of Ocracoke Island needs his shut eye.

    Thanks for all you do!

    Oh, I researched the name, Irene....means peace!

  6. Annie Pangle8:53 PM

    Thanks for keeping us upto date. Makes me less
    Anxious. Still praying for you all.

  7. Anonymous9:10 PM

    Thanks for keeping us posted, Philip. We sure appreciate getting a first hand account from you. We are keeping you in our thoughts.

  8. Anonymous9:28 PM

    We're thinking of you all the way out here in Seattle. God speed.

  9. Anonymous9:51 PM

    We send our well wishes from Chicago. Love Ocracoke!

  10. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Those who are sincerely concerned for your welfare would not have been expecting any answers. Grateful for the great job you have done keeping us aware, but I don't imagine the power can last much longer- so we'll hear from you...when we hear from you.

  11. Pam from Vermont10:13 PM

    Your posts are much more peaceful than the news! Take good care on your beautiful island!