We knew that Hurricane Florence was huge before she arrived, but her 5 mph speed is a nightmare for the coastal and sandhill regions of North Carolina. Some areas have been drenched with two feet of water and the worst is yet to come, as rivers continue to surge over their banks. We are so fortunate to be north of the hardest-hit areas (see blue dot below). The current band of tropical rain has put us back in a flood advisory, but I’m more concerned about our pine trees with their shallow root systems in this saturated soil.
My dearest teaching widower just showed me a clip that urged safety for North Carolinians who have lost their power- because someone doesn’t want to go to a bunch of baby showers! I think we are safe on that front, at least.