We just got power back! YAY! We had the damage from the wind. Thankfully no hole in the roof just lots of shingles gone. It was really bad around our house. There are dozens of 75+ year old giant trees that were taken down in our little town. Many people have trees on their homes so we consider ourselves lucky to only have fence issues. Hope those further north fared well.
Mommylamb, It looks like Highway 12 is shut down on the north end of the outer banks. It is also completely gone on the Southern end with a total breach. I think that Dare County is not even allowing residents back until at least tomorrow. WRAL is a tv station out of Raleigh that has some decent footage and coverage if you want to check it out. wral.com. I hope that you can get in your vacation but unfortunately I wouldn't count on it tomorrow.