Just got home after hurricane Florence

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  1. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Sorry for no post recently. Had to evacuate from the beach and head for Martinsville, VA for a week. Just got back home today. With the flooding I probably won't get into town for at least another week. Hwy 9, 3 miles from our house is under 10 to 15 feet of water for over 3 miles for all 4 lanes. They just closed a section of our road on the 22 Bypass end and a two mile section of the bypass. We were very lucky and had no damage that I have found. Our prayers with all who did have damage or lost everything. This is the worst flooding in Horry County history. The Waccamaw River will crest next Tuesday at an estimated 10 feet over record.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am glad to hear that both you and your family are OK. Both yoy and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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  3. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Thanks to much! We were very pleased to be spared damage so far. I pray it continues with the flooding still underway.
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    paper hollywood Member

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    Yes, good to hear your place came through OK-- and you're on the Internet. I'm sure it's going to be a long time until things get back to normal out that way. I don't know anyone personally in that part of the country, but one of my favorite YouTubers, spaceship modeler Lou Dalmaso is. He usually posts by every Saturday morning, but I'd understand if he misses this weeks.
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  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    North Carolina got hit hard. I have relatives there, wow, what a storm. I am expecting nature to start raining Frogs, or something else nasty. Tornadoes, Hurricanes, I saw four guys on horses in the far horizon, it could have been just clouds though. :)
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  6. subnuke

    subnuke Moderator Intelligence Extraordinaire Moderator

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    Rode out the storm in Wilmington, NC. House has minor shingle damage and that's it. My little house was built in 1937. It is not a real desirable house for sale. It has weathered everything thrown against it and is still standing. My roof has 4x4s that actually measure 4 inch x 4 inch. After Fran (much higher winds than Florence) a large pine tree landed on my house. Just a little crack in one of my roof boards. Easy fix. High and dry after Floyd and Florence. I wouldn't take any of these "nicer" homes in this area. Give me my old crooked wood house built by a farmer. It's tough.

    This area is better equipped to handle these things than anywhere else in NC. We bounce back faster with more rain than communities inland that get less rain. We have an international airport, a container cargo port, and oil terminals along the river.

    I probably shouldn't say this because we might get some more New Englanders trying to move here. Disregard what I said. This place is terrible. A disaster area. Move to Florida, it is much safer there. Better yet, stay home and fix your problems.:):yesyes::mooner:thumbsup
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    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    Don't listen or watch the news.. but it manages to get through my "Firewall" eventually, and someone will say something about some terrible occurrence here or there! Now that I have friends from around the globe, I tend to do a quick check on their location and what happened. Happy and Glad !! to hear that all is good with you and your family!!
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  8. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

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    Thanks guys! We were just happy to get home and not have flooding in our section. No damage was fantastic since we just moved here in March for retirement. A lot of people are losing their homes to the flooding. Don't travel through North Carolina or South Carolina for a while since most of the interstates are flooded.
  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Comparing North Carolina to Connecticut eh? You win. :sticktongue:
  10. subnuke

    subnuke Moderator Intelligence Extraordinaire Moderator

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    I use to live in Groton while in the US Navy during the 80s, so you know where I stand! Not the worse place I ever lived. Biloxi Mississippi takes that accolade. Five years of misery.

    Pender county, right next to mine, got clobbered. USCG helicopters are still flying over my house rescuing people from there.

    Living in the flood plain of a river, no matter where it is, is very dangerous. I would rather live on the sandy coast than a river flood plain.
  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I live at the foot of the Berkshires, with 175 foot trees to fall on your house, otherwise, except for the occasional branch to smash you windshields, or put huge dents in you car roof or hood, or various other areas, that makes your car look like a junker, it's pretty safe, well, then there's the occasional Nor'easter that will dump 6 feet of snow on you in a few hours, with wind to match. Groton is south of I-84, and I barely consider anything under the Merritt Pkwy. to be Connecticut!! :)
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