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Oriental As Matthew Approaches
A Town Preps
October 8, 2016
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s Matthew nears, some scenes from Oriental. Some prepared for a hurricane, while others chose to enjoy taking advantage of high waters.

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The Cheez-Its must be kept dry. (Photo: Ben Casey)
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TownDock’s new fish-eye lens captures the catch Friday afternoon in front of The Bean.
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Hodges Street has been flooded all week – due to northeast winds unrelated to Matthew. Which got some Bean customers thinking they would cast some lines….
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Bean Fishing Team on the banks of Hodges Street Creek. Hodges does flood on a regular basis, and fish have been seem swimming over the asphalt road bed. It’s possible that this fishing hole may have been enhanced by the fishing team.
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No anglers at Lou Mac Pier, Oriental early Saturday afternoon. Fish may not have been biting, but catching a wave was guaranteed. (Photo: Ben Casey)
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Down the street, Friday, a crew moved the fridges and freezers out of the Garland Fulcher Seafood Market. 5 years ago the storm surge from Irene flooded the plywood shed and ruined a number of units. In advance of Matthew the appliances were taken to higher ground.
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Classic Oriental high water boots,, aka Pamlico Nikes. They were selling big this week. The Provision Company was down to just 4 pair on Friday.

More photos ahead..

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Posted Saturday October 8, 2016 by Melinda Penkava


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