Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We Dodged the Bullet...

Hurricane Irene really did a number on the Outer Banks and surrounding areas.  Houses destroyed, homes flooded, roads washed totally away.... but the Recca house, miraculously, escaped serious damage.

With the exception of a few inches of flood water encroaching our downstairs storage rooms, and major damage to the Pirate's Cove Marina and docks, we found our little beach house in tact.  It took only a day and a half for us to clean up our mess.  Sadly, many of our neighbors will be cleaning up for some time to come. But everyone is safe, and nothing in our neighborhood is beyond repair. In fact, it was quite inspiring to see our neighbors banding together, helping eachother, sharing and giving. 

Thank you friends for all the comments, e-mails, thoughts and prayers.  They were all very much appreciated, and helped more than you know.

8 comments:

Barb said...

I am SO glad to hear that all is very well! Gizmo looks so cute on the seat--patiently waiting and smiling too! Take care, always thinking about you!

~Babs said...

YEEEHAAAW!!!

sukipoet said...

that's so great.! funny how some homes come through in the midst of others that are wrecked. yr dog looks so cute. you let him drive?

Carol said...

I was thinking about you quite often while I watched the news reports. How did the horses fare, do you know?
Glad your dream house is safe.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I have been waiting to hear what you found when you went to the beach house. Very happy for you!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Glad to know that the news is good, Cathie - considering what could have been. x

Michele Pacey said...

Yay for you Cathie! What a relief it must have been to find your little house still standing and ok. So good to hear that your neighbours are all fine as well. That's a great blessing!

Katiejane said...

Glad to know that there was no major damage. I hope cleanup goes fast and you can jump right back to enjoying life at the beach!

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