We did not make it to Hatteras Island. A phone call let me know that the people who run the hotel I consider to be "safe," people who never evacuate the island, were in fact evacuating.
I hear that most of the island is empty. I will find out for sure tomorrow when I sneak over for a day trip, returning to Nags Head in the evening. Nags Head and the upper Outer Banks has evacuated too. It is like a ghost town.
People who never evacuate are evacuating. Maybe I should take a hint.