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This storm looks absolutely frightening. Stay safe, friends! 

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19 hours ago, HumanChessgame said:

I went to get gas on my lunch break around midnight last night and luckily Sheetz was sparsely populated and still had gas.  Today I drove by Costco and there were cars lined up down the street to get into the parking lot and pump station.  The stores are naturally out of the staples but I've got all the supplies I need to get through Thursday and Friday.

I’m in Charlotte, where they’re now saying it won’t get here until Saturday or Sunday. This morning I had to drive to four different stations to get gas, and Target was ransacked.

I was ten when Hugo came through, and even then, we could go to the grocery store the next day.

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Yeah, I was there for Hugo, too, and Columbia didn't see too many problems, if any that I can recall. But, self-inflicted ones do sound about right. 

OTOH, even if this is still a Cat 3 like Hugo, its size, spread, and movement are always the big question marks. Hugo did go through pretty quickly. 

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We had flash flooding today. Just for a few minutes. I was home because half of everyone is sick. I was taking one kid to an appt. The wipers die on my Equinox. I was able to get to a side street and wait it out but it was a hell of a thing. Some quick research shows me this is a pretty common problem. It's at the dealership now and I've been in touch with Chevy. I'm just lucky we won't be hit harder.

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Stay safe everyone in the line of Florence.

 

 

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It's really windy and raining on and off but otherwise nothing too wild. The other day the track changed and the hurricane veered further south so the triangle area isn't expected to be hit as hard. My power is still up but several friends nearby have reported theirs has flickered or gone out.

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Thankfully so far while it's been rainy and windy and cool (which my arthritis just loves, let me tell you...), it's not been as bad as they had originally thought. I've endured worse thunderstorms here at the house. The flooding will be epic, so I'm keeping an eye on the water treatment plant that flooded 3 years ago, but it looks like I dodged most of the scattershot blast. 

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18 hours ago, JLSigman said:

Thankfully so far while it's been rainy and windy and cool (which my arthritis just loves, let me tell you...), it's not been as bad as they had originally thought. I've endured worse thunderstorms here at the house. The flooding will be epic, so I'm keeping an eye on the water treatment plant that flooded 3 years ago, but it looks like I dodged most of the scattershot blast. 

I am glad to hear that you are okay, JL.

The 804 got a bit of wind and rain, but unfortunately the Carolinas got the worst of it.  I heard on the news that at least ten people were killed during the storm. :(

Goes to show that even a Category 1 Hurricane is still a potentially life threatening event.  Take these storms seriously, folks.

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Just got a weather alert that the remnants of Florence is spawning tornadoes in the mid-Atlantic now and [redacted because I feel like a jerk for making jokes].

 

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Yep.  My sister is an Elementary School teacher and she was told to shelter in place along with kids from two other schools.  She got home safe albeit three hours later than normal.

My mom's house is okay, but there is a lot of damage across the county where a tornado touched down and someone was killed when a building suffered a direct hit.

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You Richmond peeps okay? Especially after confirmed tornadoes in well... Chesterfield

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Thankfully no tornadoes here in Howard County, MD, but I was up at 2:45 AM last night with one of the craziest thunderstorms I've ever seen using towels to sop up water in our finished basement (again).

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