Do You Think It Is Time For Me To Build an Ark?
Hurricane Florence dumped over 12 inches of rain on us in a 24 hour period, but we are alive and well. Flooding in our area was minimal and we only lost 1 tree, which surprised me. In all my life I have never experienced rain quite like that and I hope I never do again.
The storm has moved north of Charlotte leaving us with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. My coworkers and friends in Wilmington and New Bern are not so fortunate. It is still raining there and flood waters have cut both cities off from rescue workers. I hope everyone is safe.
In some ways I think we would have been better off with the powerful winds of a fast-moving hurricane than the rains associated with a storm only moving 5 mph. The rain has been simply devastating for North Carolina. Fayetteville, Kinston, Jacksonville, New Bern and Wilmington are all experiencing flooding.
I did not get a chance to build my ark before the storm decided to move north so maybe next time. Please have a safe Monday and considering donating water and supplies to help these good people.