Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: Hurricane Florence


Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonderandhome.com

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  1. Avatar Marchmaine says:

    Good luck. The northern part of the Shenandoah just looks to get more dreary rain with potential for gusts… so we’re mostly on the outside looking in. Still, always a good chance to lose power, so we tested the generator yesterday and made sure we had gas/propane. Ironically need to get back-up water reserves to the animals in case the power goes out and the well don’t pump.

    Biggest issue is that after almost 2 solid weeks of rain (and 3 weekends), I am so far behind on my fall forestry projects.Report

  2. fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

    My brother and his family live in Loudoun County, VA. I suspect they will have a lot of heavy rain and some high wind but the last time they dealt with this (shortly after they moved there), they had the shingled roof replaced with a metal one, so they may be in better shape now.

    The bigger concern for them is flooding – they have a finished basement and have had some minor issues before. I’m hoping to hear in a couple days that it was uneventful for them. (My sister in law works near DC but hopefully she should be able to telecommute, or maybe nonessential Fed employees will get to stay home….)Report

  3. Avatar InMD says:

    We had to evacuate Kill Devil Hills earlier in the week. It sucked to have the family vacation cut short (and no refund to boot) but I find myself mostly hoping the outerbanks and other areas survive and that the folks with property and who live down there recover speedily. We’ve been visiting for years and it’s a wonderful place. I’d hate for it all to be gone.Report