Tuesday, September 06, 2011


I just heard an unofficial report (but from a reliable and credible source) that power has been restored from the mainland north, and we are no longer on generators. Open access to the island can't be too far behind. Keep posted!


  1. Anonymous10:11 AM


    Your updates have been wonderful and inspirational. I consider Ocracoke my home away from home since I have been visiting since 1977 when I was 7 years old.

    I hope to see your beautiful shop (one of my very favorites) next week!

    Amy Skiba

  2. What I heard was -- We were connected to the cable about 4:00 pm Monday and the electric people would like to operate the system for at least 48 hours to restore confidence. So it looks like the island will be open for business Thursday morning.

  3. Toni W.10:59 AM

    Oh Michael, I truly hope so. We are scheduled to arrive on Sunday.

  4. Thank you for all your updates on Ocracoke. I just learned that you can send donations to Kaia's Kitchen PO Box 38 Frisco, NC 27936. They will deliver food to those on Hatteras Island who need it. Dawn Rivers is in charge. Her number is 252-305-0357. Please let your readers know. Thanks.

    Pat Beach

  5. Michael, I heard basically the same news.

  6. According to Cape Hatteras Electric Coop, the repairs to the big electric cable are "temporary" for now. They are working with NCDOT on a "permanent" fix, in conjunction with repair of the highway. They continue to urge all residents to conserve both electricity and water. In other words, don't exhale yet.

  7. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Exactly right. While it looks like hurricane Katia will make a sharp turn to the north and east, we are closely watching what could become hurricane Maria. Hurricane Katia will likely produce a brisk breeze and rough surf. Don't blink.

  8. Way to keep us updated on the power situation. We're hoping to come down Sunday....COME ON POWER!!!

  9. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Does anyone have a clue as to how the Portsmouth Island historic settlement fared under Irene's Intervention

  10. Anonymous4:59 PM

    This Person county mainlander can't make the trip over any time soon, but I'm thrilled for everyone else and hoping Ocracoke island will be filled with happy visitors in the near future!

    My heart goes out to the Hatteras Island folks, though.

    Thanks, Philip, for including ways for us to help.