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Old 09-12-2018, 08:55 AM
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I am a long way from the Southeast US, but I am so worried about those in the path of this storm. We've already heard from our good friend, Ray, that he and his family are headed inland. I know we have other forum members in the area, and I know they are busy making preparations for their safety.

Please know that all of you are being kept in our prayers and our thoughts. I feel helpless and will, of course, be making donations to organizations that will be supporting the victims afterward, but it hardly seems like enough.

May you and your loved ones all stay safe, with a minimum of damage. When you're able -- and I know it may be a long time -- please check in and let us know how you fared.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:17 PM
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we are very lucky. just a lot of wind and rain, we are right on the curve of it's path, but to those in it, my deepest regards go out to you.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:29 AM
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All good here in the Raleigh area. Friday was the windiest day, and I spent most of it without power. Fortunately, I was prepared. Today (Saturday) the wind has calmed a bit, but it's been torrent after torrent. Also, very fortunate that there's been no flooding in my area given how hard it rained today.

Wednesday, the day before the wind and rain started, I brought in as many of my outdoor plants as possible. Eventually I ran out of space, energy, and motivation. I clustered the remaining plants together in protected spots and used tomato stakes to try and anchor them a bit. That worked pretty well, though if the storm had been a lot worse, I'd have probably gone out and tried to squeeze a few more indoors.

Today the wind wasn't too bad even though it rained very hard off and on all day. I took everything back out except the succulents. I even put a number of my indoor-only plants out to soak up some hurricane rain.

Overall, this area lucked out, especially given that the early forecasts were showing the center of the storm was going to pass very close by.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:04 AM
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right now all of my aroids and tillandsia's are draining in the bathtub, much to the dismay of my parents XD. our edgeworthias in the flowerbed are practically destroyed, as are the ferns.
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So glad you all are safe. It appears it could have been much worse...
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