T-Dave checkin in. We are soundside in Kill Devil Hills (Outer Banks) on the water. Pretty much ground zero. Came through great considering what happened. We're 8' up and pilings. Flooded about 2 1/2 ft on the ground level (so about 3 ft over the bulkheads you see in the pics) but it's just storage. Lost a ground level beer/bait fridge and one window pane, otherwise house in perfect shape. Moved cars and water toys to higher ground. Even the dock and jet ski float made it through unscathed. Some of my neighbors didn't fare quite as well. Docks getting beat up. one Neighbors boat drifted off lift and ended up in a back yard 300 yards down the canal.
Spent the storm oceanfront at the Hilton Inn in Kitty Hawk and glad we did. Lots of serious soundside damage here but very few injuries. My neighbors who stayed spent Saturday night without power, unsure how high the water would rise under their homes, and winds gusting over 90 mph making for a nice house shake. (I will say that a few people here were a bit cocky about riding out storms until
The storm did not deter us from wanting to be here at all. Call it a waterman mentality, though we have gotten some new ground level de-clutter religion. DD is already back at school today. Hatteras below Oregon Inlet has bigger issues.
That picnic bench you see on my dock (first pic) floated down from the soundfront park about 800 yards away. We might have dinner there one night before I let them know about fetchin it back