We’ve been preparing ourselves the last few days for Hurricane Irene. Arch has lived here longer, but since I moved here 16 years ago, the Outer Banks, with the exception of Hatteras Island and hurricane Isabelle, have been pretty lucky. I have not seen this area in a situation that we haven’t been able to overcome easily with all things considered.
As hurricane season approaches, you will find yourself at a restaurant, local store, or with friends and will always hear, “If a hurricane comes up our sound, we are in a very bad situation”. The anticipation of watching storms year after year, and feeling more secure when they past east of us has been diluted as I read the reports on Irene.
The spirit of this community is stronger than any, and we will grab ourselves by the boot straps and pull it together. I will keep you all posted on what I see and hear from those that are staying. Cross your fingers for us!
Good Luck and God Bless