How is everyone Hurricane Michael-wise?

Recently I have been the one with the storms coming my way. Now the hurricane has come near my friends in America. I hope everyone is okay and I would like to make sure. If you have heard from our southern members or if you have power and can comment yourself please do.

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  1. We’re under a tornado watch for the next 12 hours in central VA. Looks like the outer edges are going to skirt by us. Nowhere near as bad as what hit Florida

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  2. My family in that area are fine. I’m too peninsular to be affected.

    My sister might get the worst of it in the DC area. Don’t know. First year I’ve paid scant attention to NHC. I didn’t know about Michael until evacuation orders were pushed to me phone.

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  3. I am in the Low Country of SC about 30 miles inland from Charleston. At 11:15 we have gusty wind and no rain. It been gusty all morning 25-35 mph. It appears to be beyond us to the north and west now. Fell sorry for Florida.

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  4. So far in Central NC we are ok. Some localized flooding (no more than a summer thunderstorm). Those poor folks around Panama City, though. The western part of N.C. seems to have gotten the worst of the flooding.

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  5. The people in Mexico Beach Florida are dealing with a great deal of misery. The hurricane erased many of the town’s homes and other buildings:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/ap-photos-hurricane-leaves-floridas-mexico-beach-in-shreds

    The video of what is left of the town was unpleasant to watch. But I cannot get my browser to let me copy that video’s URL.  The photos in the above article are not half as gruesome.

    The scene there is somewhat reminiscent of when Galveston was done in back at the turn of the Twentieth Century.

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  6. I have a Sister and a Nephew (plus their families) in Tallahassee.  Lots and lots of  trees down, trees snapped in half; fences down.   All are OK, no injuries.

    Comcast internet service went down before the storm even came ashore.    I heard folks with At&t internet still had service in their area.

    No electric power since before storm made landfall.  No damages to houses or cars.

    Our Tallahassee relatives were quite fortunate regards damage. Hurricane Michael skirted them (Tallahassee) on the west and was moving fast.    I have heard West side of Tallahassee has greater damage then family has in their area.

    Panama City, Mexico Beach and surrounding areas are left with mostly just their house foundations .  Pictures of damage I’ve seen is very similar to Andrew ’92.

    Down in Miami at our house we called Michael  “lil’ Andrew” because it was a category weaker, but about the same size and moved just as fast.  Thank the Lord it was not big and did not stick around for long.  It was a wicked storm.

    I think our family members in Charlotte, NC are fine too.

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  7. Front Seat Cat from ricochet wrote this first hand account out:

    Saturday Oct 13th 2018

    REALITY:  Panama City devastated, Calloway and all points East gone, Mexico Beach gone – LEVELED.

    Port St. Joe and beyond devastated, major hospitals Bay and Gulf Coast closed – heavily damaged, ER at Bay remains open, evacuations of patients to other hospitals, cell towers gone – 911 and communications compromised, Panama City Beach International Airport damaged, Tyndall Air Force Base heavily damaged, so many trees and power lines down – roads inaccessible, entire power grids gone – will have to be rebuilt from the ground up taking weeks if not months, schools heavily damaged – estimated return to schools – after Christmas. Search and rescues underway – miles and miles of utility trucks. MIRACLE – parts of Panama City Beach gets power and water restored. Army dispatching MRE’s and water – National Guard deployed – news is sketchy – strict curfews, FEMA villages setting up, sister in law says home healthcare offices destroyed, supervisor’s home destroyed – they reach 15 out of 85 patients, a makeshift plan develops by late today to reach them. News says strongest hurricane to hit Florida ever, and the third strongest in US history. Go to bed Saturday Oct. 6th, wake up to a tropical storm. By Wednesday Oct. 10th – complete devastation and destruction – businesses gone – infrastructure gone. Life as we know it here in the beautiful Florida Panhandle forever changed.

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  8. Carol Sterritt:
    Front Seat Cat from ricochet wrote this first hand account out:

    Saturday Oct 13th 2018

    REALITY:  Panama City devastated, Calloway and all points East gone, Mexico Beach gone – LEVELED.

    Port St. Joe and beyond devastated, major hospitals Bay and Gulf Coast closed – heavily damaged, ER at Bay remains open, evacuations of patients to other hospitals, cell towers gone – 911 and communications compromised, Panama City Beach International Airport damaged, Tyndall Air Force Base heavily damaged, so many trees and power lines down – roads inaccessible, entire power grids gone – will have to be rebuilt from the ground up taking weeks if not months, schools heavily damaged – estimated return to schools – after Christmas. Search and rescues underway – miles and miles of utility trucks. MIRACLE – parts of Panama City Beach gets power and water restored. Army dispatching MRE’s and water – National Guard deployed – news is sketchy – strict curfews, FEMA villages setting up, sister in law says home healthcare offices destroyed, supervisor’s home destroyed – they reach 15 out of 85 patients, a makeshift plan develops by late today to reach them. News says strongest hurricane to hit Florida ever, and the third strongest in US history. Go to bed Saturday Oct. 6th, wake up to a tropical storm. By Wednesday Oct. 10th – complete devastation and destruction – businesses gone – infrastructure gone. Life as we know it here in the beautiful Florida Panhandle forever changed.

    Say hello to the cat for me.

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