Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A little update from the Outer Banks

Thank you to our customers for checking on us and keeping us in your thoughts. As you may already know, Outer Banks took a direct hit from Hurricane Irene, and caused a lot of damage around here. We were very happy that we evacuated from the Beach - it was pretty scary. Our neighbours witnessed how Water came Rushing in from the Sound, filling up streets with 3-4 ft of water in minutes. Our garage got flooded  - we had 2.5 feet of water, so plenty of personal belongings ruined, but we certainly didn't get it as bad as those in Columbia (45 minutes away), where houses are completely gone after a tornado went through. One of the craziest things I have ever seen is fish swimming in our back yard!
It will take some time, but Outer Banks will recover and keep on being a popular destination for tourists. In fact, many people are already coming in for an Outer Banks Vacation. But from what I heard, roads to Duck, Corolla, and Corova are still closed to tourists, and the highway south of Nags Head is also closed indefinitely -  Highway NC 12 was ripped in several places, and the only way to reach Hatteras and Ocracoke at this point is by boat...
As for our Zipper Store, we are now back open and operating. Thank you for your business!
Damage from Hurricane Irene in Columbia, NC

1 comment:

  1. Although Outer Banks may look untouched by the storm to Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head visitors, Hurricane Irene affected many Outer Banks locals who live on the sound side of the Outer Banks. Hundreds of people lost their homes and have to stay at hostels and hotels...


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