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Can only imagine what you folks in NC are going through.

Well I am back and I made it thru the event relatively unscathed.

Not so good for many of my friends and clients though. I know personally at least 50 people who have completely lost everything they own. The power of this storm is truly amazing.

The Tar River normally flows at about 15 feet. I understand that the 100 year flood plain is 25 feet. Today the river crested at 35 feet. There is water in places you would not believe. Highway 301 which runs right thru the middle of town is flooded about 8 feet deep at least two miles on each side of the river. One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in town, West Haven, has multimillion dollar homes under water.
( and most without flood insurance).

We cannot get out of town in that all main roads are flooded. I talked with my Dad early Thursday morning before the bulk of the storm hit and the flooding began. He lives about 40 miles east of me in Martin County on the Roanoke river. I have not been able to contact him since then - no phone contact is available at this time - so keep he and his wife in your prayers.

I have chain sawed myself to death the last two days. The power finally came back on today at 4 pm. - at least at my house. I was fortunate in that I had purchased a generator prior to the storm. Most folks are just thawing and grilling everything in the freezer. So at least the feast is good!!

I understand that we are on national TV everywhere - but you guessed it - NO CABLE - so I cant even watch it on TV.

I thank all for their concern and will be in contact later on as life perhaps gets back to normal.

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