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Hurricane Florence #169537
09/11/2018 10:40 AM
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Thinking of our friends in the Carolina's as this bear down upon them. Please stay safe!!!

Georgia...if you can, let us know that you are ok.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169555
09/11/2018 02:06 PM
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I was wondering about Georgia also. Please stay safe, all in Florence's path. Make preparations and if necessary, get out NOW.


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169565
09/11/2018 04:53 PM
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Thanks for thinking of us. We're pretty much right in the path, as it's projected now. We're as prepared as we can be. Going out for a nice dinner now before we have to shelter in place, lol.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: GaKaye] #169567
09/11/2018 04:57 PM
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Come stay with us if you need!!


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169570
09/11/2018 05:13 PM
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After watching several hours of hurricane coverage all I can say is, Get Out Now. This will be a major flooding event.


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: GaKaye] #169572
09/11/2018 05:13 PM
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Take care and stay safe. Let us know how you are, when you can.


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: GaKaye] #169577
09/11/2018 05:31 PM
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40" of rains and crazy wind is not going to be fun.

Emergency radio with hand crank to charge and also charge your phones?

Water for flushing toilets!!

Wine!


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169596
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My daughter is saying good by to her home on Topsail Island. As of now, she is right over the "eye".

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: LBI2SXM] #169598
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Originally Posted by LBI2SXM
My daughter is saying good by to her home on Topsail Island. As of now, she is right over the "eye".


Hopefully things work out for her, and she has battened down the hatches and left it as best she can.....


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169606
09/12/2018 07:54 AM
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"Left" is the operative word. Things can be replaced. Stay safe, people!


Carol Hill
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169609
09/12/2018 09:07 AM
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Leona, we have a whole house generator; put that in after we were without power for a week following Matthew. The turn to the south is good news for us; not so much for friends in the Myrtle Beach area.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169665
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No offense intended, but a generator does not keep flood waters out or the roof on. Evacuate now. Better safe then sorry.


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: GaKaye] #169666
09/12/2018 07:31 PM
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Thoughts are with you. We have close SXM friends that have a home in Kitson and another SXM friend with a home in Charleston and they are staying also. Prayers are for you all.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: dolfer] #169669
09/12/2018 08:43 PM
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dolfer, I don't believe that you realize Georgia is inland.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169673
09/13/2018 04:33 AM
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Some inland areas are predicted to get up to 40" of rain, that can cause some serious damage.


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169684
09/13/2018 08:26 AM
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You can watch the storm approach from the pier cam at Bogue Inlet:

http://www.ebmcdn.net/webcast/flash/bogue-inlet/live-iframe.html


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169697
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Seems to be off. All webcams on Surfchex and Larry's vacation cams are down. I wanted to keep my on Topsail island while I could. Nuts!

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: LBI2SXM] #169700
09/13/2018 12:28 PM
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Still working for me! wink

Also a cam here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM

careful....I had earbuds on and the hurricane is LOUD!
Poor flag has ripped. frown

Last edited by BeachKitten; 09/13/2018 01:15 PM.

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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169706
09/13/2018 02:18 PM
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Awesome video! Thanks for the link.


Carol Hill
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169707
09/13/2018 02:52 PM
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Well this one is for the record books for all the unusual stuff so far. We're in central NC and it looks like our wind speed will be around 30 mph and not too much rain. My sister-in-law lives in Wilmington, and she is staying with us until Monday.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: Carol_Hill] #169709
09/13/2018 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Awesome video! Thanks for the link.


You're welcome.

That poor flag isn't going to make it. Even more shredded now.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169713
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Thank you!!

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169717
09/13/2018 06:17 PM
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I wonder what MPH the wind is there now. Hard to tell. I figure it won't be visible for much longer because it is getting dark.


Carol Hill
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169718
09/13/2018 06:19 PM
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As it is still 100 miles from land, and only moving at 5mph....it's going to take 20 hours! News just said it would not reach land until later tomorrow....

Well, the pier came seems to have gone down.

Tattered flag still hanging in there on the other cam near Cape Fear.
Interesting facts about where that cam is located:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frying_Pan_Shoals

"rustic" B&B? lol....I'll say!

Last edited by BeachKitten; 09/13/2018 06:29 PM.

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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169730
09/14/2018 05:26 AM
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Well it’s here, and boy is it blowing, thank the lord it’s just wind and not rain!

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169746
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SXMFOX, How are the oceanfront homes in North Topsail holding? Very curious, My daughter has a home there and has not heard a thing. Thanks for any Info.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: LBI2SXM] #169754
09/14/2018 07:02 PM
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JoAnn,

Sincerely hoping you’ve actually heard from your daughter regarding the Topsail house by now. Sometimes the ‘not knowing’ is actually worse than the reality. And this is like deja-but, no?

Good luck and I hope your daughter was spared.........


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169756
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Thanks for the good wishes Pat. No she has not heard and no one is allowed on Topsail Island at this time. Brings back our memories of the B-tch Sandy when we could not get to see our home after 2 weeks. She is not as "crazy" as her mother, she can handle things a lot better than I can. Must be the age LOL

Thanks again Pat for your concern.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: ruralcarrier] #169763
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I think this is going to be a big one. We have friends near Cherry Point and they say rain/flooding/wind are immense.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169768
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Anyone in the Carolinas, please check in, when you can!


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: Carol_Hill] #169783
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So far we still have our electricity. The rain keeps coming down. Certainly if you watch TV, you will see tons of bad stuff on the coast. My sister-in-law lives in Wilmington and is staying with us for now, so we are closely following the developments. Not sure when she can go back home.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: charlieh] #169787
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OK, take care and stay safe! Thanks for checking in.


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169788
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I am having a hard time seeing all the snakes that are floating in the roads!! Good grief !

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169836
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Hi. Any updates from you folks in the Carolinas? Anyone heard from Georgia?


Carol Hill
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: Carol_Hill] #169860
09/17/2018 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Hi. Any updates from you folks in the Carolinas? Anyone heard from Georgia?


Yesterday Georgia was doing well. Having drinks! I believe that today she was going to attempt to drive out and check property on the coast....

She told me that I could share what she said yesterday:

" Still no power, but the generator makes that a non-issue, at least until we run out of propane. We just took a drive to see where the wires are down, and there are three different places, the farthest about 15 miles from our house. The road is blocked there, so we couldn't go any further.
The propane will last around another two weeks. The truck will come out to refill it as long as they can get to us. The problem will be the flooding of the Neuse River will close the road between us and the propane company. We're running a/c, set on 82 to conserve propane. My only internet access out here us via cell service, and it's been very spotty today. Please share my status on ttol. We're fine, and in no danger at All. Thanks to you and the others for their concern."

Monday update:
From Emerald Isle
"At the beach house. We are so fortunate! The house is almost unscathed, just one piece of fascia trim blown off. A couple of trees down or damaged. The pier is mostly still here; we did lose the landing end, and the runners off the lift."

Last edited by BeachKitten; 09/17/2018 03:56 PM.

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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #169867
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Hi. Thanks very much for posting.


Carol Hill
Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #170562
09/18/2018 06:13 PM
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In somewhat unreal news, my sister-in-law drove back to Wilmington today. Took her 6 hours to do a 3 hour trip. The really amazing thing is that she has electricity at her home. Unreal, but of course very happy about that.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: charlieh] #170564
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Glad she got home and had electric...


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Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: BeachKitten] #171062
09/19/2018 04:37 PM
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Hi all. Sorry I've been remiss in posting, but our only internet access here in the boonies is via cell phone tower, and apparently we lost the one closest to our home. I'be been able to access Facebook, although it's been very slow. We've picked up a different tower today, and our service is much improved. Thank you Beach Kitten, for sharing my updates. We're fine here, but within five miles things are much different. There's a lot of flooding nearby, and more to come. New Bern, the town where we go to grocery shop and enjoy lunches and dinners out, is devastated. I'm sure you've seen the pictures on the news. Our power came on last evening; many are still without power and will be for quite some time. The damage we saw on the way to the beach house was unreal. Our next door neighbor there probably lost his house; it's on pilings and they are twisted. He had only bought the house a few months ago, and put in a new pier. It is completely gone. Again, we were lucky; only a little damage to the fascia of the house. Our pier is mostly intact, although we did lose probably the last 30 feet (it's 785 feet total), and the landing on the end. The boat lift is damaged, but can be repaired. The power is still off down there.

We are the fortunate ones; many have lost everything.

Thanks to everyone who asked about us.

Re: Hurricane Florence [Re: GaKaye] #171070
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Thanks for checking in. Definitely sounds like you have been lucky..


Carol Hill
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