Re: Boot Camp-Ophelia - Posted by Sailor
Posted by Sailor on September 13, 2005 at 08:14:37:
We are expecting flooding, which is the biggest danger here. During Isabel the storm surge was so strong it knocked over my water heater in the garage. The only road out floods early, which is why I’‘m planning to leave early, even though the wind may be stronger Wed than Thurs. My home is on a deepwater creek, 5 minutes by water from the ICW. Our creek is a hurricane hole, so the boats started coming in Sunday. Our lunar tide is only a coupla inches, but Sat the wind started piling up the water in the creek so that by Sun it was high in the marsh, less than 3’ from the yard level. Water is lower now, but there has been a weird feel in the air since Sat. With Ophelia moving so slow, it w/dump lots of rain, which w/cause more damage than the wind. We are low & flat here, so when we all move our vehicles to “higher ground” the elevation is only 3 ’ higher. Anyone interested in following what is happening here can view the every-ten-minutes Harbor Cam at:
Be sure also to click on the pic labeled “Hurricane Isabel” to see what happened then. The winds aren’t expected to be that bad, so folks aren’t even putting up plywood. We are, however, planning to deal w/lots of water (& watching out for snakes & mold). Waterfront living is seldom boring!