Florence is supposed to be a Category 4 upon landfall! Please, please get out of her way! Category 4 winds range between 139-157 miles per hour! We were far inland from Hurricane Ike. The distance between Texas and Ohio. By the time Ike got here it was only a category 1. At only 90 mph it ripped thru our small town downing trees,electrical lines,phone lines and tearing out colonial house posts, and damaging roofs! It blew at those wind speeds all day with temps at 90* and sunny! Strange day all around! We lost power for 10 days as did nearly everyone in an hundred miles radius! Had we known this is what we were up for we would have evacuated someplace completely out of range! I know now our home would not last 140 mph sustained winds! The howling for hours and hearing the nails pop over our heads made us wonder when the roof would go! No cell phone use for 8 of the 10days! Luckily we had food on hand, and later were able to buy ice! The food shelve emptied out immediately!
So please evacuate if you can!
Up to 24 inches of rain and today they are saying it may be the worst storm of our lifetime!
Considering the storm is expected to stall after landfall! This can add to storm surge and rainfall!
The Leftists have left us!