They predicted some bad stuff where I am and they started closing schools last night. As I look out the window I can see several patches of nice blue sky. We lucked out and I'm sure the kids are happy:)
Well, we got hit pretty hard. There are THOUSANDS of trees down in my area (probably a thousand in my neighborhood alone). I came out really lucky as I didn't lose a single tree, but my power has been out since Thursday afternoon and likely will not be back on until next week sometime.
I'm heading to VA Beach tomorrow to help manage the cleanup effort. I've heard it is brutal there.
I sat out for the beginning of it Thursday, It was neat to watch, you could see the radial arms of clouds rotating by, dark, then sunny, then wind, dark, and rain. Plenty of wind, some trees down but no more than a typical hard summer T storm. I lost power for about 4 hours on Friday AM, no big deal. The press really hyped this one into a tizzy, many local schools were closed Thursday AND Friday. We went to Ocean City NJ this weekend, got down after dark Friday and stayed till around 4 Sunday. Awesome weekend, warm water, nice sun, no big crowds, and lots of stuff was even open. Some places were boarded up but most were open by Sat night or Sunday noon. The Ocean City NJ shore was not hit very hard at all. Props to Peco for getting the power on in short order despite hundreds of calls that affected thousands of customers, Im sure they are still all on over time getting the lines and poles back in order.