At the very least, I would expect a lot of rain. Its supposed to hit here (2 hours south of DC) Friday or Saturday. Last I heard, its been upgraded to a category 4. Could climb to a category 5 before it makes landfall.cochlea said:I have to attend a conference for work in D.C. later this week and I'm wondering what impact it might have in that area?
Yes my daughter is a student at NC State and she told me yesterday that there's no water, bread, hardly anything left on the store shelves. I told her to top off with gas immediately and come home (western NC foothills) as soon as she's finished with class on Wednesday. I fear it's going to be terrible from the piedmont eastward. I just hate it for everyone there. I've got good friends in the Wilmington area who are planning to stay put and I hope they're going to be alright. At least with the storm tracking slightly more north than previously thought, the storm surge MAY not be as bad in Wilmington, but the storm covers so much area all bets are off. Conditions are favorable today for even more strengthening. As if that's not enough I just read that Florence is in the last stages this morning of an eyewall replacement cycle where the eyewall has increased from 25 miles to between 50 and 60 miles across, which will make it even more of a beast. We've got a rental house down there and it's now empty and boarded up, hoping for the best for everyone.JazzyJeff said:Gas is selling out quick and not a case of water to be found in central NC. Finally found a station to fill up and there's an eeryness that's happening. People are starting to not be so nice, and tempers are short. I thought the guy getting gas opposite me was going to throw down with the driver of the car in front of him. Not fun.