31 August 2010

Midweek US Oracoke News:  Hurricane Earl Heads Towards The Island!

Hi everyone,
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! 

11 comments:

karen said...

I hope everything goes ok for you it must be terrible just waiting for things to happen good luck and thinking of you x

J&T said...

How scarry Trish! I hope Earl is kind to you and gives the island a wide berth.
Jane xxx

k9 said...

Hang on in their Trish and little Bedlies we will be thinking of you lets hope Earl blows himself out a lot before he gets to you From the K9 Marshal Crew

Rod Chris & Lucy said...

We hope the huricane does not hit the island, keep safe. We will be thinking of you all.
Rod Chris Lucy & Alys

Sarah and Tony said...

You sound very calm and stoical. We hope that you stay safe adn there is not too much mess to clear up.

enid said...

Baton down the hatches and stay safe! Hope it misses you.

ed and rebecca said...

We've got our fingers crossed.

tony waller said...

STAY SAFE TRISH AND PEG THE BEDLINGTONS DOWN AS WELL AS THE SHUTTER'S FINGERS CROSSED IT MAY CALM DOWN BEFOR IT HIT LAND, KEEP SAFE WE ARE ALL THINKING OF YOU.
THE ROTHERVIEW GANG.

Trish said...

We went to the beach today. The day is gorgeous, storm is about 680 SSE of us. The surf picked up alot in the short time we were there. Took some photos that I will post. We will go out again tomorrow if we can to get more surf photos. Thanks for all your good wishes.

Fiona said...

Trish...we read your post last night and then today we saw the reports on BBC News 24 - my little girl was telling her friend this morning that she "knew some bedlingtons that lived there"..!!!! What a small world we live in...stay safe...Fiona and Percy and Co x

bill said...

update Trish...........