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Swansboro prepares for "Frankenstorm"

By Mahsa Saeidi, Reporter
Published On: Oct 26 2012 06:19:03 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 26 2012 10:21:45 PM CDT
SWANSBORO -

Onslow County marinas aren't experimenting with "Frankenstorm," also known as Hurricane Sandy.

On Thursday, Dudley's Marina in Swansboro began hauling boats out of the water in preparation for the impending "Frankenstorm."  Rob Koraly, a Swansboro native who runs a fishing guide service at Dudley's, said bigger boats are always removed a few days before a storm hits.

"There's only a couple of places to do it," said Koraly, "and there's probably 400 to 500 boats trying to get out of the water for a big storm."  Koraly said planning ahead prevents having to wait in long lines.

Owners of boats, big and small, were bracing for Sandy.  Graham Wiggs, a Cedar Point resident, said he was spending the day securing his boat and also his home.  "With 60 to 70 mph winds, stuff blows you wouldn't expect to blow," said Wiggs.

Wiggs is also helping to secure the home of out-of-state neighbors.  He said it's better to be safe than sorry.