Saturday, September 24, 2011

After Hurricane Irene: Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island found it's only conduit to the mainland washed out after the sound flooded over the land and back into the ocean following hurricane Irene. The damage on the north end of the island seems total; houses washed out, a disaster relief shelter serving hot meals, and the only way off the island is a ferry that funs 24-hours a day but the wait to get a spot can be wildly long. We waited nearly five hours to get on a ferry that took two hours from Stumpy Point to Hatteras. Though the southern parts of the island are open for tourists, the north remains cordoned off. What kind people, though. As you might imagine, everyone is helping everyone else back onto their feet.

1 comment:

Sheila Johnson said...

love the top and bottom ones. and of course, i love that the community is standing together and helping one another. disasters seem to bring out the best in people. very beautiful, indeed!