Hatteras Man Sticking Out Hurricane Irene

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

There are people who don't want to leave or can't leave their homes. So now they're doing everything they can to protect it.

88-year-old Stacy Mann and his family started boarding up his home on Cape Hatteras in Dare County, where the eye of Irene could make landfall. The family says it took them several hours to nail in plywood over the windows and move valuables to higher ground. Mann says it's not the wind he's worried about .

"Water is the main downfall of all. If water loosens everything up and ruins your cars and whatever you got tied up you got to drain it especially motors of any kind." said Mann.


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  • by Neil Location: Hubert on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:18 PM
    I'll be riding out the storm,because I don't have the money to relocate for 3 days, and I have 2 dogs and 3 cats,I won't leave them,so I'll sit in my nmobil home in my wheelchair (oh yea ,I can't walk).So you see it's not so simple to flee your home, if it's all you got.
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      by cat on Aug 26, 2011 at 08:14 PM in reply to Neil
      good luck neil. hope you weather it well. i'd stay with my cats and dog too.
  • by bella Location: boston on Aug 26, 2011 at 06:26 PM
    k mart(kill devil hills) made it's employees work today so everyone else could buy their supplies. when were those employees(who need the job) suppose to leave? every other store closed. did y'all think about that?? now it's too late..
  • by Lindsay Location: williamston on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    first off some people are staying because there home is all they have ever known its not being stupid its being human...My moms fiance is down there I thought he was dumb for staying but he wants t be dwn there with his house...You people are so incompassionate...And as for putting the aRMY fire and etc in danger...They took those jobs and knew the possiblities so dont even try that crap...This is the east coast Honey...This crap happens....
  • by Ashley Location: Washington on Aug 26, 2011 at 10:31 AM
    I am so sick of hearing about others putting the army, fire,and police crew in danger.the last time I checked they didn't have to have that job that THEY chose to work for.
  • by John Location: Emerald Isle on Aug 26, 2011 at 09:16 AM
    if you're going to be stupid you gotta be tough
  • by Mike Location: Mt. Olive on Aug 26, 2011 at 09:14 AM
    When we owned property in Emerald Isle we rode out Charlie one year. It was a mild hurricane. I promised the good Lord about halfway through the storm that if he spared me i would never be that stupid again.
  • by Hurricane Flash Mob on Aug 26, 2011 at 08:53 AM
    I've got some good ol' boys here with me....and we gots some sticke & Stones & other blunt objects to throw at the storm. We'll...come down there and ....no seriously...this is my last post...we're bugging out. See ya in Cleveland Oaks! I'm outta here!
  • by jim Location: greenville on Aug 26, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    If the storm continues on its current track, everything south of Oregen Inlet may be gone. There has not been a hurricane that has come up the pamlico like this one. This a worst case scenario. I hope I'm wrong.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 07:43 AM in reply to jim
      There will probably be some washover on Hwy. 12 and life will go on. When they get the sand off of highway 12, they'll let the tourist come back. (P.S. Bring money when you visit) This man knows what he's doing.
  • by ggirl Location: Windsor on Aug 26, 2011 at 06:14 AM
    It is people like this that put emergency personnel in danger. A friend of mine was in that Army Vehicle and almost lost his life in Isabel. It is better to be safe than sorry!
  • by Tom Location: Roanoke Island on Aug 26, 2011 at 04:00 AM
    Some of us have been living through these storms since birth and don't leave because of the difficulty of getting back to our residences.The "CONTROL GROUPS" are disorganized after the storm and just shut down re-entry options.Most of us have generators and move to friends houses on high ground.They will come get you if they can,didn't the DSD send a surplus 6 wheel Army truck straight into Isabel's storm surge with 3 personnel on board to try to rescue some photo-journalists and lost the truck,almost losing the 3 on board? I'm staying!!!!
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      by Native on Aug 26, 2011 at 05:58 AM in reply to Tom
      Thats right! Until they start making ALL the reporters and journalists leave these areas, dont say a WORD about the lifelong residents staying there!
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