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Anyone care to sign off?

Asked by MrGrimm888 (13306points) 1 week ago

The storm is in my doorstep.
I’ll be leaving soon.
I’ll check back in, when possible.
Any jellies in the path, are welcome to use this rallying point.

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MrGrimm888's avatar

I’m still online. I’ll turn my phone off if/when I lose power.

Good luck all.

Peace n love.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Be safe Grimmy & let us know that you’ve survived!!!

SergeantQueen's avatar

I’m worried, I wish you luck and I pray you stay safe.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Stay safe, we are on high ground but there are three streams that flood around us. The Matthew hurricane left us with no way to leave. Two out of the three streams had three foot of water over the road. The other was at two foot and debris on the road.

Stay safe @MrGrimm888 !

I’ll be here until Sunday at least, city water has diesel power for back up. Power is a maybe ?

chyna's avatar

9/14/18 7:48 a.m. Thinking about you and all the thousands of others that are in this hurricane and hoping you are safe.

LuckyGuy's avatar

FYI As of 9/14 8:34 am 70.6% of customers in @MrGrimm888‘s county are without power.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

9/14 /18 10:30 AM

485,000 customers in North Carolina are without power.

We are are okay, tornado warning in county to the North and East.

LuckyGuy's avatar

9/14 12:21 pm 86.3% without power in his county.

SergeantQueen's avatar

I’m going to keep sending my prayers @MrGrimm888

raum's avatar

Hope you’re doing okay, Grimm.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Be safe bud, and keep our gal safe, too! Hugs and kisses.

ragingloli's avatar

I hope you stocked up on paper towels.

ucme's avatar

I just had my butler read a passage of Wind in the Willows to me as I sipped on my evening cocoa, got quite emotional at one point but i’m strong & will pull through this.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I still have power (knock on wood.) Been getting wind bands , and some decent gusts.

The real test will be the rain, and how the high tides will effect the flooding from the rain.

I’ll be turning off my phone soon. Gonna try to keep it with a full charge. I might check back in. Thanks for all the support folks.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@MrGrimm888 Glad you’re alive!!!!!

MrGrimm888's avatar

Lol. What I’ve experienced so far, is laughable, but I understand that this is still a thing to be respected. The storm will stall, and rain into the places that feed the rivers that surround me. Midnight-ish will be the first test. After 2AM EST, I’ll have a better outlook on the next 24 hrs. Saturday around midnight, is the high tide that I’m most concerned about. That tide will probably be the highest rainfall /seawater combo….

Signing off.

Peace n love.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

9/14/18 6:45 PM

724,161 customers in North Carolina are without power.

Projection 1,200,000 customers without power tomorrow and Sunday

LadyMarissa's avatar

They said on our local news that 5 people had lost their life in North Carolina. When I awoke this morning they were saying that 150–500 people were sitting on the roof of their homes waiting to be rescued. I can find nothing on that now. Anybody know the outcome???

MrGrimm888's avatar

4AM EST. Charleston, SC. Checking in.

Heavy rain bands have been moving in, as the remnants of the eye wall roll in. Flooding not severe yet. Florence will dump a lot of water into our rivers north of me. Much will depend on the Ashley, and Stono Rivers, for me. They flank my area. If they can handle letting all that water out, I’ve got a good chance to be ok.
Expecting lots more rain. Next 24 hrs are crucial. Next high tide is noonish, then another in 12 hrs. That Sat/Sun high tide at midnight, will be the clincher.

Reports I hear from NC could be worse. But yes. Hundreds on rooftops, and at least 5 dead.

Shout out to our National Guard. BAD ASS MOTHER FUCKERS. Thank you NG. We have guys here, from as far as Alaska. These guys are saving lives, and will be a vital resource moving forward with damage control.

Special thanks to our local heroes. Every storm like this, ordinary people get out there in their boats, and trucks, and help each other.

My situation is getting a bit more hairy. Possibly my last update. Fingers crossed, and holding on. This is Charleston SC, signing back out.

Peace n love.

canidmajor's avatar

Good luck, @MrGrimm888, thinking of you as I follow storm news.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@MrGrimm888 You’re the right guy for the job! Last night your county had 90.3% power outage. At 5:00 this morning outages were at 60%. There must be lineman trucks all over the place.
Good luck!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

9/15/18 9:30 AM

813,000 customers without power in North Carolina. We still have ours.

So far 4.75 inches of rain in backyard rain gauge, 35 miles South of us had 16 inches.

Stick with it @MrGrimm888.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

STAY SAFE @MrGrimm888 , don’t wish what you are going through on anybody.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@MrGrimm888 I’ve got FAITH that you will be just fine. Still I’ll breathe easier once you verify that you’ve not been flooded out!!!

Local weather just came on to say that tomorrow will be the worst day for all of SC.

Brian1946's avatar

Robert Simmons Jr. and his kitten, Survivor, fleeing Florence’s floodwaters.

Perhaps the silver lining on those massive storm clouds for Simmons, is that at least nobody (hopefully) reported him to the police for “rescuing a kitten while black”. ~

MrGrimm888's avatar

Ok. 12:30AM EST. I think I can say that the worst is over. As luck would have it, this one was pretty weak when it got here. Yes LG. There were lower sustained winds.than expected, so our power trucks were rolling hard.

I’m happy to report that my dog Wanda, all 23 of my fish, and myself are going to consider this a storm ridden put successfully. My thoughts are with those in NC. If I had the resources, I’d go lend a hand, but I couldn’t afford to evacuate myself even. Storm season isn’t over.

I’m very happy for all the support messages from my Fluther buddies. I have experienced a wheel of emotions, waiting to see if I would still have a house tonight. Your kind words helped.

@MrGrimm888 . And Charleston SC, signing BACK on.

Thanks again all.

Peace n love.

raum's avatar

Glad to see you signing back in, man.

Feel like we need to have a round of beers or pancakes to celebrate!

SergeantQueen's avatar

Thank god! @MrGrimm888 I am so glad you are okay.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Thanks guys :) I’m cracking open my whiskey bottle to celebrate. I have to take a shot for those less fortunate than me this time. NC took the brunt of the storm’s power.

Lots of Hurricane parties going on in Charleston, SC. We know this could have been exponentially worse. We’ve seen it. Cheers Fluther!

raum's avatar

Just went downstairs and peeked in the fridge.
Found an old Drakes IPA.
Drinking to you, Grimms.
[cheers]

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Thanks. Bottoms up!

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’m glad to see you made it with with no damage. As of 5:30 am there are still many people without power, but there are trucks rolling in from everywhere to help.
People cheer when those orange Asplundh trucks pull in.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Well. Other than the damage, these storms are an interesting time in a community. It takes a lot of cooperation and people looking out for one another, to get through them. Adversity brings us together. Shame that’s what it takes…

SQUEEKY2's avatar

So true @MrGrimm888 sad that is what it takes to get people to really look out for each other, skin colour, religion, political preferences aside, just people needing other people when needed.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Here, we say: “There’s no enemy in a snowstorm.”
Everyone helps. It is kind of nice!

ragingloli's avatar

”“There’s no enemy in a snowstorm.”
You clearly never played Call of Duty.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@MrGrimm888 So freakin glad to see you back!!!

I saw a video of Myrtle Beach today where an alligator was walking around a neighborhood. Assuming that this was real…watch your back especially while walking Wanda!!!

MrGrimm888's avatar

@LadyMarrisa . Alligators aren’t as big a deal in my new neighborhood. Thanks for the concern though.

When I worked at the emergency veterinary hospital, we had a black lab come in three times over several years, after being bitten by the same alligator from the same pond. He seemed happy to be getting attention.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@MrGrimm888 How did you and your area make out with the flooding? I see that 7.7% of customers are still without power in your county (at 6:00 am Friday).

MrGrimm888's avatar

My new home, is much higher. It did well. But, the storm barely touched us. Well. Compared to other storms….

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