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Okay, folks I'm back for the moment!

By: Kimco...
9/19/2003 6:58 AM

Boy, oh boy, where to start! First of all, let me say thanks for all the concern. Me and all of my immediate family are okay. We lost power at about 1 pm on the Thurs. and then the ISP went down, so no posts from the laptop on batteries, then the phone lines went down, then even the cell phone said "All circuits busy!" All in all it IS VERY BAD OUT HERE! MAJOR DAMAGE! You out there in the outside world may know more than we do cause we go not have TV, and very little news, but a few of the things I've heard on the radio are these: (I claim no responsibility for truth, as I'm sure the urban myths will grow).
Jennette's Pier is GONE- the radio crew actually saw this in person. They said maybe 30' was left and the pier house, but all the rest of the pier was gone.
Rumors say the Kitty Hawk pier is gone too.
There is three feet of water from the ocean OVER the BYPASS in Kitty Hawk from the Kitty Hawk intersection south to about Seto's Texaco. Totally impassable in any vehicle.
Hwy 12 the beach road ranges from water standing on it and sand to totally washed away in parts of Kitty Hawk. There were several oceanfront houses that fell in, but they were the ones in danger before.
We personally saw several hangers at the Dare COunty airport blown completely apart and on top of other hangers.
TREES down EVERYWHERE! Huge pines across the highway taking down major power lines in many places. We took a short ride out around Manteo about 5 yesterday, and saw this. It will be many days before power is back up in every area.
Right now there is a CURFEW even for residents. We have been ordered to STAY IN OUR HOUSES and not leave until at least noon today.
So we won't be able to get out and take any pics today folks.
So all in all, we are thankful it wasn't worse, but we've had enough.
Going to try to hook the generator to the main computer and see if I can do more, so signing off for now. Kimco

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It's great to hear from you! Thanks for the update!!

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9/19/2003 7:33 AM


By: Sue in MD
9/19/2003 8:52 AM

So glad to hear from you... Been thinking about you and Steve. I heard last night about Jennette's Pier on AP news. I just heard Jim on the Weather Channel mention from where he was standing in Kill Devil Hills, about 2 miles from him that another fishing pier was destroyed. I assumed Kitty Hawk. He also said that South Nags Head was pretty bad, as well as Kitty Hawk. No large dunes to protect them.

Up here in Frederick, MD we mostly had just winds (about 20-30 miles per hour) and pelleting rain. Seems to be calm now, but still very dark and dreary outside.

Kimco, will be waiting to hear from you again.

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Sue, did he mention anything in particular about South Nags Head?

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9/19/2003 8:59 AM


By: Sue in MD
9/19/2003 9:03 AM

No, just that it was hit pretty bad. I know he mentioned two houses were destroyed, but I heard that last night when I heard about Jennette's Pier.

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Thankfully you and your family are safe and that is the most important thing. Now stay safe during cleanup. Everything else can be replaced except people.

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9/19/2003 9:03 AM


Thank you Sue, my family has a house in Diamond Shoals about half a mile from Jennette's Pier so like everyone else I'm just trying to find out everything I can smiley

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9/19/2003 9:12 AM


By: Rachel
9/19/2003 9:26 AM

Glad you are safe Kim!

:-)

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By: Robert
9/19/2003 9:40 AM

Great to see your name Kim.

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By: Ohio Steve
9/19/2003 9:41 AM

Glad to see you are safe. Please keep us updated on your situation.

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Glad you're okay. It must have been a trying day for you. Hope your home and property didn't suffer much damage. Thanks for your posts and updates. You and Steve deserve a big thank you from all of us for doing that. So THANK YOU. See you in December.

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9/19/2003 10:20 AM


By: obxgrlinva
9/19/2003 1:27 PM

We got home a few hours ago in Stafford County, VA and we have no power. We have been told we may not have power for maybe 7 days. We were lucky that we had no trees down on our property, just lots of branches and leaves. We are glad you are okay Kimco.

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By: obxgrlinva
9/19/2003 1:27 PM

We got home a few hours ago in Stafford County, VA and we have no power. We have been told we may not have power for maybe 7 days. We were lucky that we had no trees down on our property, just lots of branches and leaves. We are glad you are okay Kimco.

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