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Friday, September 2, 2016

Hermine

The oddly named Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida this morning and since then has moved up the coast and passed over my city tonight. It (she?) had weakened and been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it made it to northeastern South Carolina. The mall where my bookstore is located closed early tonight, so we got to as well. I got home two hours early which was nice. Our Internet is down, and has been for hours, but we haven't lost electricity. (I'm typing this on my phone with the wifi turned off). A large limb broke off a tree in our yard and just missed our neighbors car, but besides that there doesn't seem to be too much damage here. I'll know more in the morning. We're lucky to have only been subjected to 30-40 mph winds and 4 inches of rain. A real storm (which I fear we're overdue for) like hurricane Hugo back in 1989 is a terrible thing. I was 14 when that happened and it's something I'll never forget.

I'm glad Hermine hasn't been too bad here. I hope everyone else who's been in her path have been similarly lucky!


8 comments:

  1. Perhaps Hermine is the female version of Herman - as in Herman Munster for example. One of my favourite places in America is Apalachicola FL. Hermine came ashore there but I can't seem to find out how it affected the little town.

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  2. Glad you are safe and sound. Hurricanes are rare in the UK but I remember trying to drive home in the 1990 storm. Trees were falling everywhere, roads were blocked and no matter how hard I accelerated my little car struggled against the wind. It was terrifying.

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  3. Glad to hear you made it through unscathed. Our experience of it down here in Orlando was much the same as yours. The ground is soggy today.

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  4. Iam glad you are ok,i thought about you when i heard about the storm.

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  5. Glad Hermine did not do too much damage in your neighborhood.

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  6. Horrible things Hurricanes. Does George panic? Our dog goes mad when we have storms; he hates them.

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  7. So happy to know you all are fine !
    Be careful on the water logged and tree filled streets.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  8. Glad to know you had no damage to your property or yourselves, and that you even had the benefit of getting home two hours early!
    We've only had some strong winds and rain yesterday afternoon, and a little less of the same today. From tomorrow onwards, the lovey late summer weather we've been having for a while now is forecast to be back.

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