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    Default Re: Changing Forecast about Hurricane Florence

    We watched the change last night and it does look better. It might even just slow way down and become a pffft! DH is relieved. We have children in Winston-Salem, NC and all across the upstate of SC and S. VA. No matter which direction it goes, we will worry but now that it has slowed, there is some relief. So glad for you Judy. BIL is going to ride it out on the OBX at Nagshead.

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    We are looking for high winds & lots of rain here. It's rained quite a bit lately so with the ground saturation trees will come down. They are predicting 3 million will be without power for weeks.

    As a mini prepper I have stores of non-perishables but am going out today for some fresh foods like fruit and veggies. I love raw corn so I hoping to get that, some carrots & celery. I pulled a large bag of walnuts out of the freezer, grabbed a bag of chocolate mini morsels, some dried fruit & oatmeal out of the pantry & made trail mix.

    I have our go bags ready in case a tree or trees come down on the house. I have the key to the neighbors house so I can go over there if it's safe (he's in Maryland & worrying).

    Luckily we have bottled water & 6 rain barrels. I have clorox in case we have to drink the water from the barrels. I'm not counting on city water continuing to flow if it gets really bad. I actually have a 5 gallon bucket, trash can liners & kitty litter in case we have to resort to an outdoor potty

    Everyone who has laughed at my (what they consider kooky) preparedness tendencies aren't so amused at this point. They've been standing in long lines for supplies while I have worked on a quilt.

    The only worry I have with no power for a week is being with DH. He's a city boy & can get whiny if it gets hot & there's no ice for the sweet tea. When Floyd & Fran came through we were without power for about five days both time & he drove me nuts. Our next (and last home) will have a whole house generator.

    I'm praying for all of us in North & South Carolina. I am so blessed that all my family that lives at the coast came this way. My DD's hubby was raised at the beach & I was worried they would stay down there & try to ride it out. I think we are in for a really bad one this time.

    Our local tv station just showed some idiot at Nag's Head who is kite surfing is an already extremely rough ocean!




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    Many prayers for you all -

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    So glad this monster has calmed down some. Having been stationed in south Texas, Florida and Japan, I have weathered a few of these storms. They are so unpredictable that I have always left, but I had kids in those days. You are still in my prayers, Judy. I hope all goes well for you and the many others who have chosen to stay in place.

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    I'm glad you're well prepped Carol. I'm one of those "better safe then sorry" people too. I think it comes from being raised on the shore. Ironically the worst annoying time was when I lived up in Vermont. I can't remember why but we lost power for over a week and by the third day it was not being able to shower that got to me the most! I wasn't into prepping back then either. After living in Canada totally off grid, no cell service or computer hook ups I really learned a lot. I actually enjoyed reading and learning about how things were done before the invention of electricity! It's a shame schools don't offer courses in that stuff because we rely so heavily on technology these day.

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    Thanks for the update. So glad it has been downgraded. Stay as safe as you can. Hugs and prayers friend. Also praying for all in the path of this storm.
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

    Marilyn......

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    Glad it will not be as extreme as originally predicted. You all sound ready for just about anything! We will all be thinking of you with every weather report. Hope you and your families will be alright.

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    The forecasters have said the wind speed has decreased but that's only a small part of the story. This storm has a very big surface area and it will slow down significantly. Which means we'll be deluged with rain and lots of dangerous flooding, including way inland via rivers and creeks. Still a very dangerous storm and no one should let their guard down just yet.

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    Sending hugs and good thoughts to you and everyone else effected. Stay safe!

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    Hoping for the best case scenarios for you all. Just saw news coverage at Camp Leguene where they've lost power. Thinking of Kirsta the owner of All About Quilting in Jacksonville, NC. We stopped at her shop last fall and really enjoyed our time with her.

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