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    Hey does anyone know if I would be able to drive down to Rodanthe or Frisco right now if I wanted? I know the road got blown out in a few spots, just didn't know what the status of repairs was or how driveable it was if not, so if someone on the OBX can let me know that'd be great. Probably going to just charge VB weds. and thurs. but I'd like to know my options in regards to heading south if I decide.

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    As far as I have heard. 12 is closed to visitors. Only property owners and insurance ajusters are allowed to go on the island. Until the theisland sept 17th so far, which could be subject to change.

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    since i'm curious, let me google that for you.

    might be a while



    pic is from this gallery. with all due respect to those who lost all...wow, check out the surf in the original versions

    Updates & visitor ferry info here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/ncdot_nc12

    http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/nc12recovery/

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    Wow, looks like a new inlet to me.

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    Only a 2.5 - 3 hour ferry ride will take you down that way. The end of the month or the first of October is when they think it MIGHT be open. Check out www.outerbanksvoice.com to stay updated with it. To be honest though, with the swell forecast for the next few days I don't think it's going to matter if you could get down there or not...it's going to be large and in charge up and down the coast.

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    i can't wait to surf the new rivermouth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosemagoo View Post
    since i'm curious, let me google that for you.

    might be a while



    pic is from this gallery. with all due respect to those who lost all...wow, check out the surf in the original versions

    Updates & visitor ferry info here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/ncdot_nc12

    http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/nc12recovery/

    Those pictures are crazy as hell...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosemagoo View Post
    since i'm curious, let me google that for you.

    might be a while



    pic is from this gallery. with all due respect to those who lost all...wow, check out the surf in the original versions

    Updates & visitor ferry info here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/ncdot_nc12

    http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/nc12recovery/
    That looks like it will be ultra sharky. And it seems like it's risky business living there, but I bet it is well worth the risk if you manage to make it through the years. I am surprised they don't make artificial foundations that are more above sea level that can withstand the effects of a hurricanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    That looks like it will be ultra sharky. And it seems like it's risky business living there, but I bet it is well worth the risk if you manage to make it through the years. I am surprised they don't make artificial foundations that are more above sea level that can withstand the effects of a hurricanes.
    That new inlet is actually right through the headquarter for the Pea Island National wildlife refuge. "Natural" being the word to focus on. It looks like they've already plugged the hole south of this one which is good for business but bad for nature. The tri-villages (Rodanthe, salvo, waves) would have actually benefited from that inlet and it's flood tide delta, but by plugging it no new sand on the back side of the island. The back side that took a wallop from the 8 foot sound side wave which slammed the village. I'm curious what they're going to do about the new bridge they just awarded the contract 2 months ago to replace the current one over Oregon Inlet. "The bridge to nowhere." Hopefully common sense prevails and they opt to build the long span bridge that would travel 15 miles on the backside of pea island. Wouldn't count on common sense though (

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    i think it's the $1 billion + price tag for the 17 mile bridge and how ever many years to build it that might be the reason it's not happening. there are other options too. just saying.......