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I also live in NC. We are leaving for New York on Thursday afternoon. Had a previously scheduled trip planned, so we will miss the actual storm, but will certainly have to deal with the aftermath upon returning. I have flashbacks to Hurricane Hugo in '89 which caused power outages, no school, gas shortages, etc. for over a week. And I live in the foothills of NC, about 300 miles from the coast. I would say anyone east of Raleigh is wise to travel further west if possible. Trying to convince my son, who is a student at NC State, to at least come home for the weekend to avoid the power outages and flooding that will inevitably occur in the Raleigh area. For those of you living along the coast of NC and/or SC, please evacuate if possible! Better to be safe than sorry.
 
And about this whole writing contest thing. Planned our trip before verifying when the next writing weekend occurred. Oh well, maybe this next prompt will lead itself to be set in Manhattan. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jhill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2018 at 1:38pm
I admire your preparation for the contest, but like the others, I hope you are safe.

I wonder how many of us will be affected? I suspect we'll only get some more rain in my area, but I'll be sending good thoughts to everyone who is in the path of the storm.
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Stay safe, everyone!  
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My brother is a ferry captain out by Buxton, NC. He is riding out the storm in Buxton. I'm not very happy about it. Good luck all who are in the cone, be as safe as you can.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RebRas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2018 at 5:31pm
I have a place to go west in the morning. Staying until the bitter end, but accepted I will likely have to go. No fun.
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I’m so glad you are leaving!  I have been concerned about you. I saw the headlines, “NYCM FF writer writes comedy but lives horror,” 
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LOL! It's hard to know what to do. I'm in New Bern North Carolina (you've probably seen us on national news--we're finally famous!). Fortunately, it's looking like the storm is going to hit farther south than we thought, which is going to lessen the effects for us, but it's still a serious storm .
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Virginia thankfully just slipped out of the danger zone. 

edit: nevermind you're evacuating! Yay!


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I hope you and your family are safe through this. People first and always, so don't worry about a contest.

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Originally posted by RebRas RebRas wrote:


LOL! It's hard to know what to do. I'm in New Bern North Carolina (you've probably seen us on national news--we're finally famous!). Fortunately, it's looking like the storm is going to hit farther south than we thought, which is going to lessen the effects for us, but it's still a serious storm .

If it is hitting further south that probably means you are in the east side of circulation. That is the side that gets the most flooding. Do not look merely at what is a direct hit-remember this is a huge storm, and flooding is going to knock out a lot of services including cell. They maybe the last to go, but they may still go. People as Far East as Mobile lost their homes from Katrina. I have friends in Mobile who lost all they had and were lucky to make it out alive. Get out of there. 
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