Tony Winstead’s Wednesday at the beach went much like normal.
The Salem man, his wife, three children and brother’s family awoke in their orange house on Emerald Isle on the North Carolina coast. They had breakfast and lounged by their private, ameoba-shaped pool.
After lunch, the sun broke through the clouds. They put pork in the oven for barbecue that night and rode a golf cart to the beach.
But Hurricane Irene cometh, strong and likely before the weekend.