Hey, I'm ready....i got everything i need to ride out the storm...boy..i would love to be at the beach just to see what it's like..the say it's a possibility that the eye will come right over us here in raleigh...just a chance...i love a good adventure...hey..anybody want to go fly into the storm..just joking..
If you love a good adventure, then I suggest you volunteer in the cleanup/rebuilding effort. It will be quite the adventure for you helping those who's loved ones have been lost, who's homes have been destroyed, and who's lives have been turned upside down. Yeah, great adventure.
I heard for you over there, that it's good to turn your fridge down so that if you lose power your food will stay cold longer, and also put your important papers in ziplocks so they don't get any water damage.
My girlfriend's cousin's daughter doesn't have school tomorrow here in Nj near Atlantic City. I took a walk to the beach a few minutes ago, and everyone is out there just enjoying the waves crashing beneath the boardwalk. I'll take a walk out there later tonight to see if it has gotten any worse. the winds are picking up, but not terrible yet, gusts to 40mph at the moment.
All you need to know about this storm is that they're playing football in Blacksburg, VA tonight.
It's the media overhyping things again. Why can't they just say, look, this is going to be a nasty night. We'll get a lot of rain, a little wind damage, and no, you shouldn't be out on the roads unless you've got an emergency. But take reasonable precautions and you'll be fine.
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Why can't they just say, look, this is going to be a nasty night. We'll get a lot of rain, a little wind damage, and no, you shouldn't be out on the roads unless you've got an emergency.
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Because the minute somebody's house/trailer/tree got blown off the face of the earth, John Q. Public would start screaming about how the media didn't give it enough attention.
They err on the side of caution.
Believe me - having grown up in Tampa, we get this every year. It's lame to continually get these hurricane warnings and then all you get is rain and a few strong gusts, but when you see the effects of one of these things, you understand the "hype".
Also.. it damn sure beats the alternative - which is actually getting nailed by one.