This is a video about our experiences during Hurricane Earl when it passed by the Outer Banks in early September. If you watched the sensationalist media in the days leading up, you’d think we were about to be hit by the storm of the century, but it really wasn’t that bad. The eye stayed safely offshore while we were only buffeted by the outer edge of the spiral as the whole thing moved north. My grandfather kept an eye on the news and sort of scoffed at the mandatory evacuations for all tourists. So we stayed put and tried to get some video footage before, during, and after the storm for the sake of comparison. I hope this’ll give you the impression of what being in a Category 2 hurricane is like.
With this video, I’m trying something new. I didn’t spend nearly the same amount of time or effort on it that I typically spend on other Postcard Valet episodes. Take a look at it; let me know what you think. Tomorrow, I’d like to ask our subscribers some specific questions about it (and similar videos) with respect to our website.