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Old 09-12-2018, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Our beach town will probably be destroyed according to the latest news and town manager. Won't be much left with most stores and homes along the beach totaled or close to it. We are off the beach and well above sea level and the biggest issue for us is wind damage. Also we are on the third floor so it is wind and more wind. We will eventually have a beach to sit on again but much of what we love about the town may be gone.
I've been watching the news, youtube and other social media sites. Looks bad for the area.

 
Old 09-13-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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I've been watching the news, youtube and other social media sites. Looks bad for the area.
Unfortunately we are ground zero and even the press has bailed out. Yes really bad.
 
Old 09-13-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^ Please stay safe.
 
Old 09-13-2018, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Unfortunately we are ground zero and even the press has bailed out. Yes really bad.
Are you part of the Wilmington community group?
17 states have sent help of all kinds - many different trucks to start repairing everything when the storm is over. It is truly amazing.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1634...0406037923314/

This is what it sounds like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM

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Old 09-13-2018, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Watched a B52 bomber land at my local airport. Now there's something you don't see everyday.
 
Old 09-13-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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Are you part of the Wilmington community group?
17 states have sent help of all kinds - many different trucks to start repairing everything when the storm is over. It is truly amazing.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/1634...0406037923314/

This is what it sounds like:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deG4NxkouGM
The state is well prepared and there is a lot of support available to the impacted areas. We were out today and drove past a hotel parking lot full of power repair trucks from out of state. What we learned from Hurricane Matthew is that it is very difficult to help some people long term. Their options moving forward are very limited. Lots of stories of people who didnít evacuate because they couldnít afford to.
 
Old 09-14-2018, 11:22 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Watched a B52 bomber land at my local airport. Now there's something you don't see everyday.
This brings back memories of when I was a kid. One summer we visited my aunt and uncle who lived near the end of the runway at Griffiss Air Force Base in central New York. Spent three weeks sleeping in a tent in their back yard. The fighters were not too bad, but when a B52 took off or landed, all conversation had to stop for a few seconds, even if you were inside the house.
 
Old 09-15-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Tuborg, I hope all is well with you. Please post, when you can. I know it's probably now possible right now, but we'd all love to know how you're doing .
 
Old 09-15-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^^ SAME HERE! Hope the worst of it is gone and you did not get hit bad.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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Tuborg, I hope all is well with you. Please post, when you can. I know it's probably now possible right now, but we'd all love to know how you're doing .
Thanks for checking we are good. Loss power on Friday for six-seven hours. Neighbors had a tree come down. Not sure the beach is as bad as the press is projecting. Flooding in some areas is normal and occurring again. They obviously pick the worse areas to highlight. Some major roads are terrible and the flood prone areas are facing a disaster.
The real story that needs to be told and hopefully will be is the impact of these storms on the poor and elderly. That is the real tragedy as the often have little to no resources to flee or recover with.
On another note the flooding in New Bern should be of interest in this forum as it is a popular retirement destination and has been mentioned often in this forum.
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