We are in the red band "high" for threat level. We are certain to get lots of rain - perhaps 8 inches. We have cleared the decks so to speak - my whole deck is cleared off except the frame of the gazebo. We also have taken the swings down, so they don't get broken if the wind is really whipping around.
We are on the border of damage possible and widespread damage for wind impact. This will be the problem for downed trees, branches and the possibility of power loss.
My Mom and Nate are headed over to ride out the storm with us today. My Dad is going to stay at their place or at the Fire Company - last big storm the guys just stayed at the Fire Station, they got called out so often. If you think of it pray for my Dad's safety. He is not a spring chicken anymore if you know what I mean, and the last hurricane that we got wind and rain from he was out in 75 mile and hour winds. He is the guy in charge of closing roads etc, for flooding, downed trees, etc.
Tim is at work today, and has to work tomorrow. Pray for his safety too, going to and from work and while at work.
I am not overly concerned about this storm. If we were in the evac areas we would be gone. We are not "ride out the storm no matter what" kind of people. We are west enough to not be in any danger to our lives. We may lose trees, and power, perhaps the barn could have some damage due to a downed tree. We may be inconvenienced but we will be fine.
Are you impacted by this storm? A blogging friend Kathy has an incredible story of when she lived through Hurricane Hugo over 20 years ago! It is an amazing testimony.