Monday, October 10, 2011

NC Highway 12

The following comment was posted on the NCDOT blog:
"Highway 12 will reopen at 5pm today. [Monday, October 10]..according to the Dare County web site, there will be no travel restrictions. 

Incoming visitors please know that Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo and some Avon residents are still dealing with the aftermath...two houses were being torn down even today. You may see some trash along Highway 12. There are huge mountains of debris in the NPS campground just south of Salvo. Emotionally, most people are not even close to recovery; they are still in survival mode. 

Thank you for respecting the locals' right to privacy (by not driving down side streets just to look at people's lives being torn apart.) Thanks especially for your thoughts and prayers, donations and good wishes. 

Welcome back! :) "


  1. Anonymous7:43 AM

    I'm so happy that hwy #12 has reopened, but I am glad the post reminds visitors to be sensitive to those folks whose lives have been torned apart from Irene. It is certainly no vacation for them.

    I hope Ocracoke Island will enjoy many more visitors these last six weeks before a lot of places retire for the season. October is such a spectacular month on the island. One of my favorite times of the year to enjoy this treasured spot on earth.

    It seems everyone should be counting their blessings right about now.

  2. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Are the swallows coming back to Capachino, Phillip?

  3. Anonymous6:59 PM

    The swallows prefer Capistrano. The tourists are coming back to Chicamacomico.

  4. I was happy to be able to leave Ocracoke and once again go north via Hatteras Island. I want to acknowledge North Carolina politicians ESP Bev Perdue in making the temp bridge a reality and delivering on what they promised...a rare occurrence in politicians nowadays.
    It was heartbreaking to drive through Salvo, Rodanthe and Waves. It truly is a disaster area and a stark realization of what the locals have been and are going through. Pictures and TV don't convey the weight of nature's destruction on the lives of everyday people.
    When you drive through stop and buy gas, food, gifts...anything to support the residents.

  5. Anonymous7:12 PM

    Thanks Betty-what a great suggestion!