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!