Thursday, October 20, 2016

Portsmouth Village

A reader recently asked how Portsmouth Village fared during Hurricane Matthew. This is what I learned from a knowledgeable source:

Portsmouth Village was not too badly affected. There was some tide in several buildings -- the Visitors Center, the Visitors Center shed, the Post Office, the School, the Life-Saving Station, and the stable.

Everything had been put up so there was not much damage. However, quite a few large cedars were blown over. The Methodist church and the Haulover dock were unscathed. Henry Pigott's house was not flooded.

Of course, it could have been much worse.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about earthquakes that have affected Ocracoke and the Outer Banks. You can read the newsletter here:


  1. Thank you for the update Phillip.

  2. NC Mainlander6:34 PM

    That's reassuring news. Thanks so much.


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