I just finished typing something here and just seconds before I posted it, our power went off and I lost it all.
All I was saying was that the hurricane appears to be passing us by, except for heavy rains and wind which we're used to. The Outer Banks of NC (a group of islands about 150 miles north of us which are just offshore) will likely be hammered tonight. They stick out just enough to be a target for hurricanes. I can't even imagine how much their homeowners, flood insurance and hurricane insurance premiums are but they can't afford not to have them. I heard on the news today that there are about 35,000 permanent residents on the Outer Banks but in the summer the population there soars to over 200,000. I love going there. It's like visiting an island in the South Pacific or something. Very unspoiled and not over-developed, mainly because in some parts the island is so narrow it's barely wide enough for a road. Still, that's where the best fishing is in N. Carolina and our son, Johnny, keeps a boat docked there so he can scoot over from Raleigh where he lives to do some serious fishing whenever he can.
Anyway, I thank God for sparing us but I pray for those at Wrightsville Beach, Morehead City and the Outer Banks who will probably sustain some serious damage tonight.
Betty, I just saw your post. Thanks for inquiring.
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