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Oriental As Matthew ApproachesA Town Preps
October 8, 2016
As Matthew nears, some scenes from Oriental. Some prepared for a hurricane, while others chose to enjoy taking advantage of high waters.The Cheez-Its must be kept dry. (Photo: Ben Casey)TownDock’s new fish-eye lens captures the catch Friday afternoon in front of The Bean.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….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.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)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.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..
Posted Saturday October 8, 2016 by Melinda Penkava
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