To think they did all that preparation in the Carolinas and Matthew is barely going to touch it. Thanks but no thanks, I'll take our earthquakes over that any day. Can you imagine SoCal if we even had to try and evacuate everyone out of LA and OC?Hurricane Matthew Toll Climbs to at Least 15 as North Carolina Suffers Record-Breaking FloodingHurricane Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone early Sunday morning as it hit North Carolina and Virginia with a weakened but still powerful punch.
North Carolina, still saturated from heavy rains in September, was dealing with record-breaking flooding, and the state’s governor, Pat McCrory, reported that storm-related deaths there had risen to at least seven people.
Bands of heavy rain are leading to record-breaking flooding over portions of eastern North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center, which may result in life-threatening flooding and flash flooding elsewhere across the region. Forecasters warned that areas along the Neuse River in Goldsboro, N.C., could suffer flooding worse than the devastating inundation that followed Hurricane Floyd in 1999. The river was projected to hit 30.9 feet around 2 a.m. on Monday, surpassing the record of 28.9 feet caused by Floyd.
This storm is amazing. I dont recall a powerful storm hugging the coat as long as this one has. Even as its merging with a cold front and going extratropical its still going along the coast.
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Crazy - Weren't all the evacuation orders lifted in NC while the storm was still down in FL?
In CA earthquake news, a tiny earthquake hit Long Beach the other day (2.9 I think?)- epicenter was practically on my front doorstep. I doubt it woke the dog sleeping on the couch. No worries - we are insured and will rebuild
. If it wasn't for all the Nervous Nelly's on the Facebook I would have never heard about it at all.