I have been lurking on this message board for several weeks and complement you on your community spirit and general kindness to one another. Tomorrow is the deadline to cancel our week's visit to Seaside. This will be our third year at Seaside and it is indeed a magical place. We were scheduled to arrive the Sunday Emily did as well so our trip was cancelled. Friends who arrived shortly after Emily did not enjoy the beach because of sand erosion and the beach is what our our 4 & 7 year olds live for. We rebooked for our fall break, Oct. 1-7. I have not seen any Seaside beach photos after Katrina. Is the beach still in at least ok shape? Does anyone have insight into normal early Oct. weather? I checked on line and it looked nice. We want to come but if we would be better to wait until May, we will. Thanks to one and all.