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Old 10-09-2016, 03:51 AM
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My Son called me at 5:00 am this morning, they had 6 feet of water under the house.

Just five weeks ago he had to replace the refrigerators in the two apartments under the house and dewater the restaurant .

Storm is just now leaving the outer banks,now I can go to bed,it was a long night
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:10 AM
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Hatteras village is underwater, there are white caps in the food lion parking lot in KDH
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So sorry, JC. Hope all are safe. You guys have had a rough run for sure.

It looks very bad everywhere.
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sorry to hear about that...we don't learn much from history....
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Sorry to hear about that. I was afraid that area was going to get a lot of flooding


We seemed to have dodged a bullet at our Isle of Palms SC house. Nephew checked on it yesterday and all is good there
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Not taking a shot at Op . Hope all are safe and well. That being said---- take a look at any map of OBX and Cape Hatteras. They are "BARRIER" islands. Barrier means to hold back or keep away from. Why would anyone in their right mind live there? Think about it with an open mind.
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Not taking a shot at Op . Hope all are safe and well. That being said---- take a look at any map of OBX and Cape Hatteras. They are "BARRIER" islands. Barrier means to hold back or keep away from. Why would anyone in their right mind live there? Think about it with an open mind.
If you knew some of the locals who's ancestors washed ashore in rum barrels and settled the island generations ago... you would understand.
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Not taking a shot at Op . Hope all are safe and well. That being said---- take a look at any map of OBX and Cape Hatteras. They are "BARRIER" islands. Barrier means to hold back or keep away from. Why would anyone in their right mind live there? Think about it with an open mind.
Because the other 360 days of the year are paradise.
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Not taking a shot at Op . Hope all are safe and well. That being said---- take a look at any map of OBX and Cape Hatteras. They are "BARRIER" islands. Barrier means to hold back or keep away from. Why would anyone in their right mind live there? Think about it with an open mind.

A lot of us can trace our eastern NC ancestors to outer banks, some stay some leave but when you can trace your heritage to one of the islands then ask why would anyone stay.
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A lot of us can trace our eastern NC ancestors to outer banks, some stay some leave but when you can trace your heritage to one of the islands then ask why would anyone stay.
Sure hope to visit this special corner of the world someday.
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If any of you ever visit the area, do NOT leave without taking the tour of the northern part of the island. Think you can combine the wild horse tour with a view of the homes in that area.

Folks up there live there for the beauty of it. When you have no paved roads, million dollar homes, must have a 4x4 and ride the beach to get there , thats a special kinda love for the most peaceful kinda living there is.
Puts a new meaning to its not so much the getting there thats important as it is the trip.
Very few get to ride a beach every evening, Getting home.
Where the pavement ends, life begin's .

OBX is really a very beautiful place.

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Because the other 360 days of the year are paradise.
BINGO.


With my trucks and zoning restrictions it would of made life a little iffy for me over there.
I enjoy the same kinda peace on this side of the sound with Sunset Point but like the country song,, they just see things a little more in Color....

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Originally Posted by Jimm View Post
Not taking a shot at Op . Hope all are safe and well. That being said---- take a look at any map of OBX and Cape Hatteras. They are "BARRIER" islands. Barrier means to hold back or keep away from. Why would anyone in their right mind live there? Think about it with an open mind.


It's the closest point that the Gulf Stream comes to US soil, that's why. I love it there and wish I had time to visit more. I hope everything turns out ok for the OP.
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Originally Posted by Jimm View Post
Not taking a shot at Op . Hope all are safe and well. That being said---- take a look at any map of OBX and Cape Hatteras. They are "BARRIER" islands. Barrier means to hold back or keep away from. Why would anyone in their right mind live there? Think about it with an open mind.
I've been there and JP showed me around. One day i'll never forget I want to live there!
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Originally Posted by Vitamin_Sea View Post
It's the closest point that the Gulf Stream comes to US soil, that's why. I love it there and wish I had time to visit more. I hope everything turns out ok for the OP.
Actually, this is incorrect. Palm Beach is closer. The Outer Banks can be as close as 12 miles, Palm Beach can be as close as 3 miles. Not that it matters in a situation like the hurricane.
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Hey guys, all I stated was why would people live on a point of land (cape) when a hurricane is coming. If you think it is paradise now, you should have seen it in the late '60s. I have been there 65/70 times.
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
Sure hope to visit this special corner of the world someday.
It's a special place, you owe it to yourself to visit.

Right up there with the grand canyon in my opinion.
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http://islandfreepress.org/2016Archi...ras/index.html

Check out the last few pages for a view of how hard the village was hit.
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
It's a special place, you owe it to yourself to visit.

Right up there with the grand canyon in my opinion.
Agreed, although it's become way too commercialized, it's still a sight too behold and a decently quite getaway for family.
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Agreed, although it's become way too commercialized, it's still a sight too behold and a decently quite getaway for family.

As of yesterday a lot of the "commercialized" is gone.

Sonnys restaurant had 31/2' of water, today they are cleaning out and rebuilding.

Just 5 weeks ago they had to dry out,shampoo the carpets and today the carpets are being torn up and replaced.

My Daughter in law with her brother own Sonnys,they are natives of hatteras and will never leave. Hell the family cemetery is on the island.

My Son has become addicted to the Hatteras life style as are their three children. With my daughter living in Buxton and son in hatteras we enjoy the time there.

Off season is great!
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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post
As of yesterday a lot of the "commercialized" is gone.

Sonnys restaurant had 31/2' of water, today they are cleaning out and rebuilding.

Just 5 weeks ago they had to dry out,shampoo the carpets and today the carpets are being torn up and replaced.

My Daughter in law with her brother own Sonnys,they are natives of hatteras and will never leave. Hell the family cemetery is on the island.

My Son has become addicted to the Hatteras life style as are their three children. With my daughter living in Buxton and son in hatteras we enjoy the time there.

Off season is great!
If I could move anywhere to live it would be Buxton. I live to fish and they live it there. I was comparing the commercialized statement to the mid to late 80's when we could drive from the Piedmont and drive straight out on the beach and start fishing. No BS to have to go through just to fish and that was year round. I live basically in Carolina beach now so I don't make the trip but once a year for a week. I've found the fish here to stay busy with them year round.

Good luck and prayers to your family in their recovery. Folks are still being rescued from rooftops inland.
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