Kill Devil Hills, NC -- Grant Gilmore, the only Triad meteorologist on the coast, and the WFMY News 2 crews braved Hurricane Sandy from Kill Devil Hills.
The rains had let up a lot by 11:00 pm, but the winds were still blowing fairly heavily. There is a curfew in effect for Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.
After the main portion of the storm passed, our crews set out to find locals who chose to ride out the storm as well. Due to the curfew, only a few places were open, including Chili Peppers Grill. Bartender Chris Beal said, "Right now, we are, if I'm not mistaken, the only place that is open on the beach."
He said waiting out the storm is part of life. "We understand that we live on the coast and things are gonna happen. It's almost like living in the northeast, you're gonna get snow. You may get 210 inches this year or you may get 24 inches this year. You gotta deal with it. You come together, you help each other shovel, in our case, we helped each other pump out."
WFMY News 2