50 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast tonight = Clear skies. Low 43F. Winds light and variable. Brrrrrrr!!!!!
Last Friday, the rain started and it didn't quit until early Sunday morning. Saturday, it rained really hard all day and along with the rain, we had some pretty strong winds in the 30 to 40 mph range with gusts into the mid 50 mph range. How much did it rain, you ask? Well I really don't know cause Jim's rain gauge only goes up to 4 inches and it started running over, sometime during the day on Saturday. :-O We kept electric power the whole time, except for a few blinks, but much of the area around us lost power, and in fact some are still without electricity.
There's flooding everywhere from here to the coast and many cities are completely swamped and underwater. Many roads are closed, including I-95 and I-40 in the SE part of N. Carolina.
Wednesday, we're scheduled to leave here and head for Virginia Beach, but we talked to Linda's son, Joe, and they don't have any electricity, so we're going to head up to Roanoke Rapids and stay at an RV Park there for a few days. Then, we'll see where we go from there. Hopefully power will be restored in VA Beach and we can continue with our plans.
Jim and Linda want to thank all of you who commented, called or e-mailed them in the last few days and asked about our welfare. We're fine, and weathered the storm without any problems. It got a little scary a few time, but Nora did very well.
I don't know what we'll be doing after we go to Joe's. Myrtle Beach, SC., (where we have reservations at a CG), was also hit really hard and as of now, we don't even know if the CG is in operation or not, or if we can even get to Myrtle Beach or not.
So, again, it's good that all of our plans are written in pencil and that Jim still has that big eraser!! ;-)
Did you know that the deadliest weather
disaster in U.S. history was an unnamed hurricane that struck
Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 8, 1900, as a powerful Category 4 storm, with
sustained winds of more than 130 mph (209 kph)? It killed an estimated