Crazy Webcam 34-miles Offshore in the Eye of Hurricane Florence Goes Black

An old lighthouse renovated into an adventure travel hotel has a live webcam 34-miles off the North Carolina coast. The former Frying Pan lighthouse and now hotel seems like a windy spot to spend your vacation on September 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the North Carolina coast.

The only way on or off the old lighthouse is by helicopter or by its 1,000 pound electronic hoist. The stairs to the sea were destroyed by another hurricane. (Actually, being hoisted atop the platform is probably good practice for when the USCG chopper will eventually hoist its occupants off in a basket when the tower starts collapsing in the storm.)

Leave a comment for your guess on the time and day when the lighthouse flag flies away or the the webcam goes out.

UPDATE: At September 18, 2018, at 11 PM the webcam went black. On the morning of September 12, 2018, the then the tattered flag was undamaged and the winds were light. That caused many comments on YouTube to allege that a loop of old footage replaced the broken webcam.

 

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