For Those Who Are North Carolina Geography-Challenged

Well, if we’re going to be frank, I fit that category in many ways.

But that’s not important right now.

My point here is that we are HOURS from the ocean, and we are not in danger of being swallowed by a rising tide due to Tropical Storm Hanna’s arrival tonight.

The forecast right now is 3-5 inches of rain, 20-30 mph winds with gusts of 35 mph.

The most pressing warning I have heard is that people shouldn’t take out small watercraft on the lakes tomorrow. I think if someone wants to take out a small watercraft in that weather, then alcohol must be involved.

I have battened down the hatches.

Translation: I have taken the patio umbrella down and laid it on the ground.

Because you should have heard the noise the day my parents’ umbrella got caught in a gust of wind and shattered their glass table all over the brick patio.

I look back on that experience now and think, “boy, am I glad that I was not the parent that day.” I hate sweeping up glass.

Saturday AM UPDATE: The forecast is now “a few showers.” Looks like the left turn that Hanna was supposed to take didn’t happen. Chance of rain 30%.

2 Responses to “For Those Who Are North Carolina Geography-Challenged”

  1. cascadingwaters

    Looks like after it leaves you, it’s headed for us.We have no patio umbrella. We do have an interesting assortment of other things (two canoes, a kayak, two large wooden platforms) that could be exciting if the wind picks up.They’re forecasting mostly thunderstorms here, though.


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