Surivied Mathew!

Last Update: October 11, 2016

Just got power back on outside of North Myrtle Beach! trees down, ceiling leaking in dinning room and swamp backing up from river flooding next to my house! But we're SAFE. Now back to work, LOL

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TheBuilder Premium
Hello my dear friend. Here is a right Dose of Encouragement specially for you and for all my other loved ones. I hope that you will love the taste of it.
Wish you all the best.
Kind Regards
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LizPB Premium
Glad you're alright!!
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uncleyeti Premium
Yeah, we did well in the Jacksonville area, too. I think the citizens were better prepared than the utility companies. I have friends still without electric or water. The storm was a category 3 when it went by Friday, but I think the winds we got west of the intercoastal waterway were more like category 1. Just really messy.
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Fgonzaga Premium
Glad to hear you are all safe. We lucked out in South Florida. Although school and offices were closed Thursday and Friday, we experienced minimal winds and rain. Regards, Fred
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Glad to hear you and your family are safe!
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Profithog Premium
Glad to hear y'all are safe!
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JeanBrickley Premium
I'm glad you are safe. I prayed for the people in the path of Matthew. See my blog. The Sun is Always Shining. Thanks for letting us know you are safe.
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MPollock Premium
Glad you are okay. have a great day
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HarveyBrown Premium
Great news, nice to know the water stopped at your door.
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CathyS Premium
We feel for you guys! Glad you're OK.
~From your hurricane neighbor in Louisiana ... :-)
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JeffL61 Premium
HI William,

I live in NC, some 15 miles northeast of the state capitol Raleigh - in a town called Durham. We had 6 - 8 inches or rain in the area where I lived from Friday night through Saturday. Down further by some 60 - 65 miles south of Raleigh in the Fayettville area of NC they had over 15 inches of rain falling within a 24 hour time period.

Rivers and dams crested well above flood stage and roads and homes down in that area where several damaged. Schools down there are still closed as of today.

Back up north just outside of the Raleigh area on Saturday evening there was the video newscast of dramatic rescues which occurred when people in 3 cars all got stranded in water that they had no business trying to get through. Their cars stalled and not able to be restarted, paramedics, fire and police retrieved these people by boat. Or they all could have easily drowned otherwise. One was a man who straddled himself on top of the roof of his car as the fury of the water essentially carried the car downstream. Nearby a young mother and her infant daughter also trapped inside her stalled car were also rescued, captured on camera.

As you may know to warn people, news stations along with weather forecasters issue a warning not to even try to drive a car through standing water. You just don't know how deep it can be. "Turn around, (your vehicle) and don't drown" is their saying. Trying to be sympathetic for these individual's plight which almost cost them their lives I have no idea what they were trying to do driving their cars through feet deep water!

The local forecasters badly under-estimated in their prognosis how much rain our state would receive especially in the north-central portion of NC where I live. They all thought that we'd receive 2 - 3 inches at most on Friday night. I think that they were all off - in some cases by a lot!

I'm glad that you made it through William with as much minimal damage to your house and property as possible. Mankind still has no answer for the fury of Mother Nature!

Jeff
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Loes Premium
Glad you came through it well William
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paulgoodwin Premium
Good stuff and please that all is ok with you
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Ivine Premium
Hi, great to hear you are safe and getting back to normal. Irv.
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PIOFJR Premium
Good to know your safe. Love the picture. :)
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WBurton Premium
Thanks, it does say it all! LOL
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bigrog44 Premium
Glad you and your family are safe. I watched the Carolina/Tampa Bay game last night. The announcers were talking about the disaster down in the Carolinas.
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WBurton Premium
Thanks, I got to watch them last night too. I was tourn, I love the Panthers but have the Bucks in a Pool, LOL
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem.
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PatLemy Premium
That s great ! Thanks !

Pat
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WBurton Premium
Thank yo Pat :)
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apbridges60 Premium
Glad you are safe also - I blogged about surviving Matthew also, and I LOVE that picture that you just put on this post!!
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WBurton Premium
Click on it and save as, then you can use it on facebook etc as well, LOL
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kasage00 Premium
Glad you're safe!
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WBurton Premium
You never know how lucky you are until something like this makes you thankful! :)
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bbqfirepit Premium
Glad you guys came out safely!
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WBurton Premium
Thank you, we did a lot better then some of our friends, Praying for them :)
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