By now, especially if you are on Facebook, you probably know about the copious amounts of rain we've had on Ocracoke over the weekend. Every low spot on the island was flooded. Howard Street, Lawton Lane, and many other streets have been barely passable. In fact, NC12 north of the Pony Pen was closed on Saturday because of flooding from rainwater and soundside overwash.
The road was re-opened early Sunday morning.
Here is a photo I took Saturday morning of the tide markers at Village Craftsmen. This is muddy, brown rainwater, not tidewater.
More rain is in the forecast, but with periods of sunshine as well. It will be good when we finally dry out!
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a reproduction of a 1960s booklet titled The Great Ocracoke Cat Hunt. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092115.htm.