August 20, 2013
Remembering water everywhere in Hurricane Emily
By TERRY CARTWRIGHT
Hurricane Emily my husband, son, and I stayed at my Granddad Monroe's
because we had a trailer and knew it wasn't safe. We took video
of the storm as it came by.
Looking around, I noticed
water coming in the house around the walls. I remember my
Granddad saying water never had come in the house and never
would. Well it did! He was opening the doors to keep the
house from floating off its blocks. My son was only 5 years old
and had taken his plastic snake with him, but not knowing that, my
granddad saw it in the water and grabbed it to throw it out. I
will always remember he did that to keep us safe.
moved a lot of things up that day to try and save them. Some we
did, some not. But most of all we laughed even though we had some
times of wondering what if the water didn't stop coming in.
the storm I remember all our neighbors in Hatteras village seemed to
help each other. It was a time of sharing with other
villagers. Since then we have gone through many other storms and
each time learning a little more on how to stay safe and how much our
neighbors mean to us.