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Thread: Hoping for the best for the Carolinas......

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    When Hugo hit Sept '89. I thought we'd still see a lot of damage the next February. We saw some but not as bad as I thought and the family properties on the beach at Hilton Head were ok.
    Husband's family is inland SC (Aiken) and I've got a son up in the mountains of NC (Banner Elk) where the college has told everyone to stay on campus. He's worried about the car...his parking spot is in a low lot next to a tumbling mountain creek. He was scheduled to spend the weekend on top of Grandfather Mountain doing a hawk count. Guess that's out.
    Float On: My "Happy Place" is on my little kayak in the coves of Table Rock Lake.

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    I just don't understand all the people who stayed. This probably sounds heartless, but why rescue them and put the rescuers in danger. If people weren't rescued, maybe their choice the next time might be different, if they knew no one would come.

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    They have been told that they won’t be rescued. It was all over the news.

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    Events like these thin the herds.

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    Exactly!

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    We've spent the past several Christmases on the Outer Banks (Avon, Rodanthe, Ocracoke) and have really grown to love the area. Maybe this year we'll move down to the Gulf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    They have been told that they won’t be rescued. It was all over the news.
    Well, listen to the news tonight. Volunteers are coming from everywhere to rescue hundreds of people. I can understand it, if the flooding is happening in places where it wasn't supposed to reach, but they are rescuing people they said they wouldn't.

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    Hopefully the volunteers are not self-deploying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Hopefully the volunteers are not self-deploying.
    ...or else they will need ro be rescued, too.what a shitshow.

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    Cathy, that’s interesting. Hope they are trained volunteers.

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