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  • Bob Forbes
    Sep 1, 2006
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      Looks like Weatherman Marvin was right on the money this time. A look at the satellite images shows the eye of storm smack dab over Pitt County right about now (6 AM Fri.), and still packing gusts up to 70 mph. I also saw a 24-hr rainfall map that showed some areas to the south of Pitt County have already received >10 inches, so plenty more people from Pitt County northward thru VA, MD, DE, and PA will be getting dumped on today and tomorrow.

      Except for a few rain bands, it largely missed us around Charlotte. We're thinking of y'all, sending reinforcements your way from the power companies and EMS crews, hoping to get things back to 'normal' as soon as possible. But Labor Day weekend looks to be living up to its name... a lot more time is going to be spent cleaning up than relaxing in eastern NC... such is the fate of one of the most hurricane-prone locations in the world:-(........

      Bob Forbes

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Trish Worthington Cobb
      To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 11:43 PM
      Subject: [genpcncfir] storm track

      Weatherman Marvin projects the track of Ernesto will go directly over
      Greenville (Pitt County) early in the morning, so I think
      Jacksonville is in the direct path. Not too worried here, but we
      expect over 6 inches of rain here and up to 9 inches in the northern
      NC counties of the storm's path. We have already had 3 inches.
      Stay alert for tornadoes throughout the night. There are warnings
      out now for Perquimans County (at 11:40 p.m.).
      Stay dry everybody.

      On Aug 31, 2006, at 11:10 PM, Brenda Stocks wrote:

      > Evelyn, I'm thinking about you and wishing you well. I lived on
      > Barbour's Point between downtown Swansboro and the Bear Island
      > Ferry dock for about 8 years. I was there the summer of '96 when
      > our area was devastated by Bertha and Fran. You're right ....Onslow
      > Beach, Jacksonville and Swansboro were hardly mentioned.....it was
      > all about Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.
      > I hope you stay safe and have minimal damage......and I certainly
      > hope you aren't without power very long. (we were without
      > electricity two weeks after Bertha)
      > Brenda
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Evelyn Hendricks
      > To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:09 PM
      > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Some thoughts on the Indian Wars, and
      > the Weather, of course...
      > Catherine,
      > Ernesto is supposed to hit us here in Jacksonville, NC in about
      > an hour. It will probably not be a direct hit since we are inland a
      > little, but the beaches will get the brunt of it. Of course, the
      > news media is saying Wilmington. They don't know we exist. It will
      > probably skirt around the edge of Wilmington unless it changes
      > course. We are already losing television reception. I don't know
      > how much longer the electricity will be on.
      > I'm glad it did not like your area. I hope it does not like us
      > too much and will soon leave and go somewhere else.
      > Evelyn

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