Friday, January 17, 2014

Fire Break

Many islanders fear fire more than hurricanes. Acres of cedars and pines in the National Park, along with thick vegetation in this small village of closely spaced wood frame homes, cause many of us concern.

This past fall the National Park Service eased our fears a bit by creating a fire break at the edge of the village.

Looking North from NC12

Looking South from NC12

We hope we will never have to see if the fire break works.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1921 letter written by a former slave, Harrison Williams, to Ocracoke native, Martha Ann Howard Wahab. You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:37 PM

    A good time to remind people that all Volunteer Fire Departments need support, including Ocracoke VFD, as they settle into their new home. Any size donation is always welcome.