Outer Banks sees rainbow after being spared from the worst of Hurricane Isaias
The Outer Banks did get some flooded roads and power outages, but, all in all, the community said things could have been much worse. Children were seen playing the standing water on body boards and bicycles, while families watched the sunrise from their balconies above the water.
SURVIVE. >> THAT IS THE SIZE OF A BOAT. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT QUEEN ELIZABETH AVENUE IN DOWNTOWN MANTEO WHERE THE ROAD WAS COVERED WITH WATER. THE AREA IS DRY. THE WATER IS RECEDING ALL OVER THE OUTER BANKS AND WRAL'S ROSALIA FODERA SHOWS US HOW PEOPLE ARE FEELING NOW THAT THE STORM IS PAST. >> Reporter: RELIEVED IS HOW EVERYONE IS FEELING THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE NO STRANGER TO FLOODING, AND THAT IS WHY THEY ARE HAPPY THE STORM DID NOT BRING ITS WORST. THE ONE THING THAT IS ALMOST GUARANTEED TO HAPPEN AFTER A STORM SHE COULD ONLY WATCH AS IT INCHED ITS WAY UP TO THE STORE. >> NOT TOO BAD. IT IS DEFINITELY COMING IN. >> Reporter: OUTSIDE THE DOOR THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN MANTEO WERE UNDERWATER AS THE WINDS PUSH THE WATER WHERE NO ONE WANTED IT. THANKFULLY, THE BUSINESSES AND HOMES IN MANTEO AND NAGS HEAD ARE MOSTLY DRY AND THE STORM DID NOT DO HIS WORST HERE . >> WE JUST GET USED TO IT AND PICK UP THE PIECES AND GET BACK TO WORK. >> Reporter: HATTERAS ISLAND OPENED TO EVERYONE AT 2:00 WITH MINIMAL DAMAGE AROUND THE COUNTY. THIS RAINBOW SUMS UP THE