A reader recently asked how Portsmouth Village fared during Hurricane Matthew. This is what I learned from a knowledgeable source:
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.
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: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092116.htm.