Sunday, September 5, 2010

Earl (is no pearl)

Earl had Nora so wound up her hair was sticking straight up!  Actually we sweated Hurricane Earl out Thursday evening from Indianapolis by watching The Weather Channel for a ridiculous amount of time (like it would change something!).  The biggest problem was sound side flooding, but the island is back open for business and Highway 12 did not sustain any structural damage.  If you know the area, slide 6 of the slide show (see link below) will give you a good reference point. The picture is taken going north on Highway 12 and you can see Dillon's corner on the left, which is right across the street from Old Lighthouse Road.  Everyone is feeling fortunate that the area came through relatively unscathed considering this was a Category 4 storm at one point with winds of 145 mph!