Hurricane Earl blew through Eastern North Carolina on Thursday evening, September 2nd. Wind-NC was closed from Thursday, September 2nd through Saturday, September 4th due to the mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Luckily, Hatteras Island was relatively unharmed by the close encounter with Hurricane Earl. Route 12 is now open to all traffic (albeit a bit wet, so take your time), and most of the local businesses should be back up and running within a day or two. Wind-NC will resume partial operations with normal store business hours on Sunday, September 5th. We should return to full operations by Monday, September 6th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.