Hurricane Florence: Rain, wind, flooding are just some things we have to deal with

Raining rainbow by Pat Z Anthony
@PatZAnthony (13056)
Charlotte, North Carolina
September 16, 2018 5:31pm CST
Hurricane Florence has not been any fun for anyone so far. The rain, wind and flooding people are experiencing from Hurricane Florence has been terrible for some. Many are without power and might be for weeks, while others have lost everything, including family members and pets. While we wait for Hurricane Florence to finish doing what she has to do, most of us are sheltered and have what we need. Hope all of you are safe and can stay dry if you are in the path of Hurricane Florence.
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@porwest (7438)
• United States
16 Sep
Hope all is well with that thing. A bad situation for sure. But you know, as they say, when you choose to live in certain areas in California you have to expect wildfires. When you live in certain places in Texas you have to expect tornadoes. And when you live in certain places along the East coast you have to expect hurricanes. I am currently in Illinois. I expect high taxes.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
Well that made me laugh. the storm is here were pretty terrible for some and they lost most of what they had including family members. We just lost a few tree limbs and everything is a mess but we can move on. Oh, and you know there will be more storms so we just have to get over it.
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@porwest (7438)
• United States
26 Sep
@PatZAnthony Can't fight Mother Nature, and no matter how I vote...I always get the high taxes. I suppose at the end of the day it is what it is.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Oct
@porwest Do you ever think about living where it might be easier or cheaper? Many have moved to have less expenses and less stress.
@Hannihar (42338)
25 Sep
@PatZAnthony No, it does not sound fun dealing with that and the cleanup afterwards is no fun either.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
We were some of the fortunate ones that didn't get the flooding on our property this time.
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@Hannihar (42338)
26 Sep
@PatZAnthony That is good and you were lucky. I take it when you said this time that you have had flooding in the past. Not much fun is it?
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Oct
@Hannihar We have not had it as bad as some, but over the years have lost a roof, a room, screening around a pool, had flooding in the basement and in the house, so it is almost like we expect something to happen when the storms hit!
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@rsa101 (15614)
• Quezon City, Philippines
17 Sep
We just had our own super typhoon hitting our country. I am glad we are over it and it left us almost as fast as it entered in our place. I hope that yours will pass by and leave you as soon as it enters.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
They are terrible to deal with and do much damage.
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@rsa101 (15614)
• Quezon City, Philippines
25 Sep
@PatZAnthony Same here. Damage was substantial. Although my place was generally safe because we were not directly hit, north from my place was badly hit That many landslides happened and many casualties were reported.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Oct
@rsa101 While we are safe, there was so much damage for some, they will not recover but had to relocate.
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• United States
17 Sep
My step-brother lives in Charlotte and as I have called him twice since late Friday , I have NOT heard back from him . . . I am hoping he is safe but we have not really spoken since his dad, my step-pop passed away in 2012. I wonder if you could check for me . . . a long shot I know, Charlotte is populated with lots of humans glad you re safe though
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
We are outside of the city area and many people were safe, but those closer to the outer banks are the ones who really had issues. South Carolina also and they are calling for evacuation there again.
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• United States
25 Sep
@PatZAnthony finally heard from my step-bro yesterday on FB (or at least I hope it was him for real, trust issues with FB, nother story....) letting us know the family is safe. I don't know anyone in the Outer Banks just inland and glad to know you did not float away . . .
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@ilocosboy (37514)
• Philippines
17 Sep
We just pass through typhoon Ompong, one of the strongest and fiercest typhoon to hit our region. Lots of damage that only left for us now is hope to stand again. Really terrifying experienced. In one town of our nearby province, so many were buried alive because of landslides.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
That is really terrible and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Hope you are safe.
@ilocosboy (37514)
• Philippines
25 Sep
We are safe, thanks goodness.
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@LadyDuck (177366)
• Switzerland
17 Sep
I thought to you because I remembered that you lived in North Caroline. I hope you were safe, even if I am sure you felt the effects of Hurricane Florence.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
A lot of wind and rain, but no flooding or evacuations in our area. Many lost everything @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (177366)
• Switzerland
26 Sep
@PatZAnthony I have read that many lost everything and this breaks my heart. I can barely imagine what it means to lose everything you own. I have experienced losing a lot of personal objects when our self storage was flooded, memories are precious.
@anya12adwi (3321)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
17 Sep
It is such a wonderful thing that you are safe and protected..
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
We were really surprised at how little we had to deal with during the storm. Some had flooding in their homes, lost animals &family members, but that was closer to the water.
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• Bhubaneshwar, India
26 Sep
@PatZAnthony Yes, coastal belt always will be hit..during these storms
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@rakski (22170)
• Philippines
16 Sep
Hope everything is well there.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Oct
In our area the main concern was wind, while close to the cost people were flooded. Just a mess @rakski
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@rakski (22170)
• Philippines
9 Oct
@PatZAnthony oh yes, stay safe
@snowy22315 (52967)
• United States
17 Sep
It is a trip isn't it? They have had several tornadoes in the Richmond area..and we are under a tornado watch until 10.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
It can be a terribly frightening thing and when they started calling for evacuations in some area and people start to panic.
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@JudyEv (134903)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Sep
I'm glad you are safe. I'm very sorry for those who were in the path of the hurricane.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
It was/is a mess and now they're asking more people in South Carolina to evacuate so they're watching the rivers and expecting more flooding.
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@andriaperry (59052)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Sep
I am glad you checked in, I worry about everyone in the storms path.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
These storms are getting a little close together! They are evacuating a section of South Carolina right now because of the river's rising.
@GreatMartin (5829)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
17 Sep
I've been through 11 hurricanes---they are never easy but they do pass and most people who are prepared know how to deal with that. Sadly there are those who know it all--don't get water, batteries, non-perishables, etc.--and don't get prepared BEFORE hurricane season.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
We like to be prepared always! But, we can't fight the harsh winds and the rising waters. Our little area was safe but so many lost everything.
@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
17 Sep
Stay safe and dry.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
Everyone we know is safe right now in most are dry... We are just waiting for the next storm!
@hereandthere (32801)
• Philippines
17 Sep
i read one article that said florence is dump water, while mangkhut/ompong will whip with wind.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
It was a mess but we probably will have more so we will just get over it, right? Can't control the weather.
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@NJChicaa (46367)
• United States
16 Sep
My husband has to go down to Charlotte on Tuesday for 2 days. I am wondering if this storm is going to impact his travel or work.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
It was a mess there so what happened with your husband's job?
@Starmaiden (7641)
• Canada
16 Sep
Hopefully she fades away soon. I am happy that you are safe. Hopefully the power will return for everyone soon.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
Having power seems to be one of the most important things from any of us. No one wants to deal with wind and rain in the dark.
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@marguicha (102422)
• Chile
16 Sep
I hope you keep safe.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
We will do our best! It seems there is always a storm to think about.
@sol_cee (17435)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
16 Sep
Glad to know you weathered Florence out Pat-san.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Oct
It was a mess for some, but we escaped damage this time @sol_cee
@Juliaacv (33425)
• Canada
16 Sep
I'm glad to hear from you that you are surviving the storm.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
25 Sep
Oh, there is always another one on the way isn't there? Just how things are.
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@aureliah (18896)
• Kenya
16 Sep
The best thing is to just ensure your safety at this time.
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@PatZAnthony (13056)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Oct
Yes @aureliah and most leave the areas where the damage will be the worst.
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