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The dog days are not over.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dangerous-category-4-hurricane-florence-likely-to-stall-and-pound-carolinas-virginia-for-days/70006011

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As most of you may know, what began as a tropical storm and is now a category 4 hurricane is making its way towards the US east coast. Areas affected are the Carolinas, Maryland, and Virginia. I'm in Richmond, Virginia, located in the dark orange band of the above image. We aren't supposed to get the worst of it, but from what I've heard it's going to suck. Last I knew, Florence is supposed to reach us sometime Thursday.

I hope all of you in the affected areas are prepared or evacuated.

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That is insane. I wish the best for you and all those in the affected regions.

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Hope all of ya'll stay safe! I wish all those affected the best 

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Not often you get storms that strong with effects reaching that far north. 

If any of you on the Carolina and Virginia coasts are reading this, I do recommend leaving and leaving now. No guarantee you'll have a way out if you leave it till Wednesday night. 

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I'm hoping that it doesn't get any worse than this. Also, I wish for everyone to remain safe.

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Now they're saying it could possibly make landfall as a cat 5. I have an aunt who lives right smack in the storm's projected path too, her house is practically on the beach. Hopefully she gets the heck outta there. 

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I use to think being around 100 miles or so away from the coast would keep me safe from a hurricane. Hurricane Katrina proved me wrong. If you do plan to stay, have supplies, a backup plan, and a generator with fuel on standby. Stay safe out there.

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I'm currently in the path of this hurricane, so me and my dad have been working all day outside digging and other important tasks to prepare for it. I'm a few hours inland, but I'm also still in the red zone.

I also have plenty of family members in the red zone like my grandparents and cousins. They are also a few hours inland, but still in danger if the storm hits extremely hard on the red zone.

I have a feeling my weekend won't be a pleasant one, unless the hurricane losses it's strength very rapidly before it hits the center of North Carolina.

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7 minutes ago, EpicEnergy said:

I'm currently in the path of this hurricane, so me and my dad have been working all day outside digging and other important tasks to prepare for it. I'm a few hours inland, but I'm also still in the red zone.

I also have plenty of family members in the red zone like my grandparents and cousins. They are also a few hours inland, but still in danger if the storm hits extremely hard on the red zone.

I have a feeling my weekend won't be a pleasant one, unless the hurricane losses it's strength very rapidly before it hits the center of North Carolina.

Be careful man 

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To everyone in the path of Florence, please heed evacuation orders and stay safe. For those evacuating, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway are opening their campgrounds for those who are fleeing the storm. You can find more information at the links below.

https://wcyb.com/news/local/bristol-motor-speedway-among-several-in-tri-cities-offering-shelter-from-florence
http://www.fox46charlotte.com/hurricane-florence/charlotte-motor-speedway-to-welcome-evacuees-from-hurricane-florence

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Latest information that I could find.

Current models predict that the hurricane will glance the lower coast of Virginia and miss the rest of the state. Both Carolinas are still in extreme danger.

My fellow Virginians should not take much solace in this. Florence predictions have changed drastically for better and for worse over the past few days. We won't know what's really going to happen until it comes to pass. Be prepared for a catastrophe, even if the current predictions show that you're going to be safe.

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There are also another 2 hurricanes in the Atlanta ocean

And there one  I think development in gulf of Mexico and worst I live near the gulf of Mexico 

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so much technology and they still haven't found a way to stop such disasters.
stay safe

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Guys seriously, do NOT hang around for this. Get out if at all possible. Please do not risk your life just to keep an eye on your things or property.

They are just objects, and can be replaced. But you cannot be replaced. Board up your windows and go elsewhere if you can.

And whatever you do, NEVER EVER CROSS MOVING WATER IN A CAR!! It doesn’t even take an inch to sweep your vehicle away.

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Well, I live in Charlotte, but I'm not making too much of a big deal. Just being cautious and getting gas, food, and some water, that's all. I'm just gonna chill and watch my house get flooded.

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Where I'm at, we'll be lucky to get a few on-again-off-again rain showers as reminents.  We hardly get any hurricanes let alone tornadoes.  The last one as far back as I can remember was Sandy. 

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It's down to a Category 3. Still that's bad, but we still have time. Hopefully it continues to die down. I'm right in Charlotte...so we've just been stocking up stuff. Duke Energy says over 400k customers will lose power, but I do have faith the power will not be affected. 

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I pray everyone in the path of this terrible storm is safe and that all evacuate if told so.

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Stay safe everypony! Let’s pray that the storm will die down before it starts to hit us bad. 

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This sounds terrible. For anyone who resides in these areas, please stay safe. 

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My area experiences the same kind of storms under a different name. These are no joke as they can cause quite the devastation, one recemtly struck days ago and a lot of people are homeless.

Hope these people living in these affected areas stay safe.

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Please be safe out there!! The path of this thing keeps changing.. So keep an eye on it!!!!

Also don't be out in this when it hits,unless (like me) you are a first responder...its not safe!!

Be safe out there!!

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