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Old 09-10-2018, 08:38 AM   #1
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RUN Florence, RUN

Hurricane Florence is going to set all kinds of records for amount of damage and flooding well inland...stalling over the Carolinas with a forecast of 4 feet of rain in some areas. You need to evacuate NOW and go as far west as Tennessee or south to southern Georgia or even northern Florida to get out of the flooding areas. RVs have wheels under them for a reason and you need to exercise them NOW, not when traffic and fuel become a problem.

Unlike most storms that eventually wander off to the north this one may actually go south into GA after several days of record setting rain in the Carolinas.
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I'm with you Ivylog. I'd head to points west of Columbia TODAY, then maybe wait to see what's what but be ready to boogie on across Georgia if that's what's needed. Areas of eastern NC and SC are notorious for flooding as are somewhat mountainous areas of NC.

Today fuel and places to stop are easy to get but they won't be in 24 hours.
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After living in the New Orleans area when Katrina hit I would advise everyone take their RV, automobiles, personal belongings, pets, etc. as far away as possible. I was shocked with how many left their pets behind. Also be prepared for not being able to come back for weeks. It was three weeks before we got basic power back and a lot longer before it was even close to being normal. Where I lived at then it did not flood and those areas that flooded it took months if not years to come back.

If you have a S&B and are close to the coast there may not be much you can do if you are hit directly. If not close to the coastline you will need to put anything that is outside inside and board up your windows. Be prepared for long time power outages. Your food in the freezer and refrigerator will only last a day or so without power. From what I read about the rainfall amounts a lot of areas not in flood zones will flood. Hopefully you have wind/flood insurance.

The biggest thing that most people that evacuated for Katrina did not think about was how long until they could come back. Be prepared for a long wait and a longer wait until it will be back to normal.
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