- September 14-15, 2005
National Park Service closed the Island on 9/10/05 as Ophelia lumbered up the East Coast all week changing from Tropical Storm to Hurricane and back again several times... It finally swiped the outer banks doing a good deal of damage to Atlantic Beach, Topsail, and others. It stayed over Davis and Cape Lookout for almost 16 hours!! Wind gusts to 96 mph were reported! Damage could have been much worse -- a lot of folks in Davis are still rebuilding from Isabel in 2003!!
|Lessons learned from
(a lot of Davis folks took vehicles to higher ground!)
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