Midweek US Oracoke News: Hurricane Earl Heads Towards The Island!
All eyes are on Hurricane Earl today. Waiting to see when they will evacuate the island.....I will stay, as always. Yesterday the girls got to spend a lot of time outside helping to trim trees away from the house & taking down some large limes off my neighbours tree that was against my roof. Cleaning up the yard and making sure nothing is out there to float away when the tide comes up. It sounds like Earl will pay us a visit in the wee hours of Friday morning. I hate hurricanes when it is dark outside and you can't see anything. We are going to the store this morning to get some extra stuff that we can eat when we are without power. The good thing is, the island has its own generator and after the storm moves away, they will start that and we will have generator power until the fix the regular power. The vibe on the island has changed from the care free summer mode, to the perparedness mode and you can feel it. Hopeful this storm will stay off shore, but it is 270 miles wide so we will get something from it, we are just hoping not a direct hit and the eye wall stays offshore. While I have power I will keep you updated and try to get photos....I hope I will be sending photos of beautiful late summer days.
Smooches from me and the girls..(this will be Storey and I believe Amelia's first hurricane!)
Goodness Tricia I can just imagine all the islanders preparing for the storm and securing their homes. The not knowing for sure does not help but I imagine the storm could change direction between now and Friday. Do keep us updated on Earl’s movements and timing Good luck we are thinking of you!