For those checking in to see if I die in the hurricane and want to avoid Twitter, small update!
So, for about the past week we were thinking we were getting a cat 4 or 5 that was going to fly straight into our coast and go straight across my state. Doom and gloom was forecast for a while, as my county - which is inland - was supposed to take the brunt of in as far as rain is concerned. They expected her to reach us and just sit on us for two to three days, dropping a varying estimate of water on us. The estimate literally spread from 5-30" during the course of all of this.
Today they began busing the people at the coast out... and they are dropping them in my county.
This storm has changed so many times and so dramatically, that I am not willing to drop my guard, but it's looking better. Not just for my county, but everyone.
Florence is currently a cat 2 storm, and it looks like she might be a cat 1 by the time she slams the coast. She's now moving west and my county isn't even in the cone anymore, after being dead center in it for over a week.
Obviously, with as bizarre as this storm has been up until this point, this could change dramatically at any moment. As of right now, we're going to get hit, but not nearly as badly as they thought. We're still getting wind - although not the 100 MPH wind they originally thought - and they're still saying 5-10" of rain.
Basically, it's looking better right now for everyone in the path of this storm, but while she has calmed down she has also grown in size. This is a huge storm size wise. Landfall is now expected Friday morning, which is also drastically different.
Yeah, so we really still have no idea. I'm not letting my guard down because of how bizarre this thing has been. We might get skimmed, or it might jump again and come right over us. Who the heck knows.
And now, some well wishes from the extreme left: