Carova Recovers

In the past month, Hurricane Julia and Hurricane Matthew collectively dumped nearly 30 inches of rain on the Outer Banks.

In those 4 weeks,  travel in the 4-wheel drive area of Carova has been very limited due to flooded “streets”. Motor Man and I have visited a couple of times, but since we were only able to drive on the beach, we hadn’t seen many horses.  We tried again over the weekend, and were able to drive on some of the streets on the back side of the dunes.


A couple of weeks ago, FEMA began pumping water from some of the streets, and sand is being brought in to fill low-lying areas.


Most of the roads are still quite a mess.


We spoke with a deputy who told us that, just this week, they’d rescued folks who had been stranded in some of the homes since the storm. Although they were safe, they were running low on essentials, and the water was still preventing them from leaving their homes.

We were able to spot 16 horses while in the area, including these two who were nose-to-nose.


And this one, who seems to have had enough of the flood-waters and was looking for a room.


Although the horses really haven’t been bothered by the flooding, we’re happy for the residents that the area is slowly returning to normal.


As for us being able to visit again, well, that’s just a bonus.

~These Days Of Mine~

7 responses to “Carova Recovers

  1. Incredible that some people were still stranded! But what a private oasis they had, what serenity! Clever about the horses looking for a room-chuckle. Loved the picture of the horses nose to nose and the to cap it all off with the what a great day we had picture of you and Jr.-perfection! Nice post my friend!

  2. Glad to hear “normal” is returning for that beautiful area……being stranded that long must have been strange but if you have plenty of supplies and electricity, etc., I guess it was nice and quiet!


  3. I had not even thought about people still being stranded – Oh My Goodness! So glad they are able to get out and get supplies. The nose-to-nose horses are precious. …But the horses looking for a room 🙂

  4. What a mess … I know they’ll climb out of it, though !
    Love the pic of the horse looking for a room !

  5. Thank the good Lord above that the region is recovering. What a blessing it is that the horses have survived and continue to thrive. Thanks for the update on the horses, I’ve been wondering about them. 🙂

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Very thankful everything is getting back to normal. Love the horses on the front porch.

  7. Wow, that’s a LOT of water. Yes, the horses “looking for a room” make a cute shot.

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