Good luck, John!
Those hurricanes ain't fun.
We've lived through a few major ones here, in TX, but we are some 100
My cousin lives NE of Wilmington, along US-17.
He is out of town, and he is scheduled to fly back on Sunday, coming back
from a long trip. At this point, he is not sure if he'd be able to, and
what he'd find at his house.
Speaking of "loosing [your] roof", - in several Eastern European cultures,
when someone's "roof was blown off" or "roof slid off" that means he/she
lost his mind/head, went cuckoo.
Also, "[my] roof is sliding off" often means that I am overwhelmed with
all the problems I am dealing with.
So, stay safe cool and keep your roof intact! :)
John Mon, 10 Sep 2018 20:24:01 -0700 wrote:
Up to Category 4 this afternoon. Current predicted track is straight up
I-40 from Wilmington. AFAIK, the only Cat 4 storm to hit NC was Hazel in
Florence is more or less on the same predicted track as Fran back in 1996
(and Hazel in 1954 although there was no I-40 back then).
Hugo was Cat 4 when it made landfall at Charleston, SC. I've seen some
reports Florence may reach Cat 5 before it hits. We've never had a Cat 5
here AFAIK. Hurricane Floyd was Cat 2 when it hit (September 16), but it
stalled and dropped 19 inches of rain on top of the 15 inches of rain from
Dennis (September 4)
I have my generator gassed up, so I should be able to keep my refrigerator
going. I've got 5 gallons of water and my chain-saw is gassed up. I've got
my camp stove with 3 bottles of gas so I think I'll be able to feed
If the power goes out I won't have internet, so if you don't hear from me
for a while you'll know why.
It ain't lookin' good. I hope I don't lose my roof again.
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