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I just got back from boarding up the family beach house in Cherry Grove, SC. We can see NC from our deck just beyond the Little River Inlet. The hurricane is looking like a near miss or hit. I'll just have to wait it out.
I chained our small boat to a tree with lots of slack and the drain plug out. 25' fishing boat got trailered to Asheboro. My truck is full of things that wouldn't like a salt water bath.
I checked our seawall at high tide Wednesday. The yard is 2 ft above sea level. The storm surge is expected to be 3-6 ft. If it get to 10-12 ft, the house becomes a boat. All electrical breakers to the bottom of the house are open in case of flooding.
The thing that gets me is that there were very few people doing anything to prep. Boats are left out on floating docks, boats sitting on trailers in driveways, very few homes boarded. I guess our neighbors are in for an education. I served on submarines. We always said when prepping for sea, "It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it a not have it." I treat storm prep the same way. It's better to waste my time protecting what I can than to do nothing and wait until it is too late.

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Hurricane parties are only fun when the pucker factor is low...Geo

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My sister-in-law was in the FL panhandle for Hurricane Ivan. A survivor of a hurricane party reported that everyone looked out the window and saw the trees going down in the water. It was too late when they realized it was their house floating 20 ft up on the surge. Some of them didn't make it after the house came apart.
I like mother nature, but times like this, I choose not to trust her.

I did take advantage of the trip back to stop by MidSouth Guns in Wagram, NC. I picked up a 2005 vintage Poli 12 Clays SxS. 30" screw chokes. That is a different thread. I may call it Matt.

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I was at Fort Polk when Camille hit Pass Christian. Went down on a 3 day pass and couldn't believe the devastation. This was the site of the infamous apartment Hurricane Party. Only remnant of the party was a concrete slab.
I've been in two hurricanes wherein the eye came overhead and the calm is something to experience. They weren't ferocious hurricanes compared with Andrew, Hugo, Camille, but the wind blew and the sh*t flew.

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I am a very long away from you all but I wish you all the very best of luck.
Stay safe,
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Well at least the Governor of Florida shows some common sense after the idiots in new Orleans disarmed their citizens after the hurricane there!
Jim

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Gil, if you think Camille was bad her evil sister Katrina was much worse. I'm about 150 miles inland from the MS gulf coast and can not imagine how bad it was on the coast given how bad it was here. Katrina was much worse than Camille cause the coast had been heavily developed when Katrina hit and there was much more sh*t to fly or get washed away.

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I loaded the family guns into the truck this morning and left the island at noon. Chilling on Columbia, SC at a family friends home with a glass of Dickel. Ready to head back first thing in the morning. Might not be allowed back on the island at first, but I will be at the front of the line. Have the chainsaw in the back of the truck and will get back to the house one way or another he other.

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Originally Posted By: Marshgrass
I loaded the family guns into the truck this morning and left the island at noon. Chilling on Columbia, SC at a family friends home with a glass of Dickel. Ready to head back first thing in the morning. Might not be allowed back on the island at first, but I will be at the front of the line. Have the chainsaw in the back of the truck and will get back to the house one way or another he other.


God bless and good luck to you. I hope you find everything ok!
Jim


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Got a friend at Port St. Lucie on another board. He said the initial thrust had passed, not too awful, but was waiting for the storm surge.

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