Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Fortunately, Tropical Storm Ernesto bypassed Hatteras Island with only some wind and a lot of rain. While we were about 100 miles from the center of the storm, there was enough rain to close Route 12 north of Rodanthe for several hours last Friday. To the best of our knowledge, there was no damage from the storm on the island.

The new bridge over Oregon Inlet continues to capture headlines in the local paper. The latest article in The Virginian-Pilot reported that the North Carolina Department of Transportation has come out in favor of the “short” bridge. This follows on the heels of the Secretary of the Interior supporting the same option. While we personally believe that the “long” bridge is the best long term solution to ocean overwash concerns, it is looking more and more like the short bridge will be the one that is ultimately built. We have maintained for a long time that Hatteras Island is more like an archipelago than a solid, enduring land mass, and that a series of bridges over the areas of frequent overwash would eliminate the need for constantly replacing and repairing the “hot spots” on Highway 12.

5 Comments:

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Rajesh said...

That's good news for Hatteras.
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At 4:56 AM, Blogger Elena said...

It is interesting to hear your experiences. Glad that there was no damage from the storm on the island.

Thanks !!!!
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At 9:42 AM, Blogger Priyanka said...

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At 9:45 AM, Blogger Sherwoods said...

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At 8:32 AM, Blogger Sherwoods said...

A very nice article which explains about the Hatters Island and which gives a good idea about infrastructure.
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