Floyd update in North Carolina

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According to the news broadcast there are 480,000 people without power in NC, SC, and VA. Mainly allong the coast. Lots of flooding. According to Gov. Hunt, worst flooding ever in NC.

Haven't heard much about the Raleigh Durham area other than that area had "heavy rains" and "high winds" yesterday and over night. Currently (8:45 am) light rains and winds are 46 mph.

Further inland little or no damage. Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington, and surrounding area experienced very little damage. Rains were light, 2 to 4 inches, winds 15 to 20 mph with gust to 35 to 40 mph. There were a few small power outages in these areas. Sunny to partly cloudy this morning.

The news also reported that police had to breakup a couple of confrontations between people trying to buy bottled water. More people than there was bottles of water. SHADES OF THINGS TO COME?

-- (southeastern@my-deja.com), September 16, 1999


Thanks for the update.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), September 16, 1999.

TPTB are watching all this and probably thinking, "Oh $#!+! We're not gonna even Y2K hint leak *anything* before 1/1/2000.

They're probably counting on dark & cold 1/1/2000 foreward to slow the outrage.

None of the last 2 weeks' events have boded well for the quickening future.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 16, 1999.

"None of the last 2 weeks' events have boded well for the quickening future." -- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 16, 1999.

I don't quite understand why you say this? Approximately 3 million people demonstrated that they could do a relatively calm, nonviolent, rapid response to the request to move all at once. It doesn't get any better than this...except perhaps for a little more coordination from the govt. re: opening the roads like they did the 90 mile stretch in Florida so that both sides of the freeway lead OUT...

A few fights over plywood and water is nothing when we are talking about this degree of massive disruption...didn't see any NG called out did we? certainly no Black Helios with ninjas repelling down to stop that water fight.

-- Shelia (Shelia@active-stream.com), September 16, 1999.

Biiiiiiiiiiiiig deal. I heard enough about Floyd on the stupid machine. Ain't it funny how 8 people in Texas get blown away and the news is now virtually ignoring mass murder? IT GETS OLD. Nobody cares anymore. Just like Floyd!!

-- (sickofthis@crap.com), September 16, 1999.

SOTC: really, we're not forcing you to stay. Here's your hat, what's your hurry?

-- I'm might sick of (sick@of.this_crap), September 16, 1999.

Number one thing I noticed flying off the shelves at the both the 7-11 and Wawa was.....JUNK FOOD. People cleaned out the chips, soda, entenmanns cakes and cookies. There was plenty of milk and bread. People seem to like to hunker down with a lot of snax! Add to prep list,...big industrial size boxes of junk!

Also noticed that these places seemed to be the hub of activity for communities, as people gathered round the coffee pots there to exchange news. Who was without power, whether there would be school tomorrow, what areas were already flooding, etc.

-- kritter (kritter@adelphia.net), September 16, 1999.

Kritter, around here they sold out of milk and bread too and we were able to get ice only because I spotted a delivery truck at Eckerd! Had a quick trip to the store yesterday and saw that breakfast bars were depleted. Milk had been replenished, but not the brans I usually buy; bakery bread was out; ice was back, junk food shelves filled.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), September 17, 1999.

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