- Posted August 26, 2011 by
Oak Island, North Carolina
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Oak Island Hurricane Irene 5 pm
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer
I don't believe people are taking this storm seriously. Many people are out and about as usual and the winds are picking up considerably. I moved off the island and live on the mainland and we are prepared. Through my lifetime, I have been through many hurricanes and also the infamous Ash Wednesday storm on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I am afraid in my heart that there will be loss of life on this small, narrow island that is less than a mile wide. I hope I am wrong. These photos were taken between 4:30 pm and 5 pm this evening. This is a very grim, very serious situation.