Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum


 Hurricane Isabel, Old Nags Head, NC, September 18, 2003 

Here is a slideshow of photographs Chaz took from inside the museum during Hurricane 
Isabel in 2003. The water came right up to the door and large timbers from Jennette's Pier were 
washing in with each set of waves that poured over the Beach Road from the turbulent oceanfront.  
Ocean over wash, storm surge, and frequent flooding and standing water on the Beach Road are 
a recipe for disaster for the 100 year old store and the priceless history it shelters. It is the primary 
reason we are "moving back and moving on" with the business of opening these irreplaceable 
pieces of Outer Banks History as a full time attraction.

Last year on September 20th, Isabel's cousin, Maria, looked like she could be the 
"Big One" but  we were spared here on the Outer Banks . Last week, we dodged 
another big storm when Florence moved on shore roughly 150 miles south west 
of Nags Head near Wrightsville Beach on Friday, September 14th.