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Posted: 9/15/2005 4:15:06 AM EDT
You folks on the coast need to check in.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:12:16 AM EDT
well, i'm still here after Ophelia.....
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:22:02 PM EDT
I am not exactly at the coast but Greenville sure as crap got it's share of rain and wind Wednesday. A friend of mine who lives in Carteret County said that several of his properties were damaged and had to boil water to cook with but other than that he was fine.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 3:56:14 AM EDT
I was at East Carolina from 72-76. You could count on the Tar flooding at least once a year. My daughter was there in 99 for Floyd and got out about 2 hours before the roads closed. I'd still give my left nad to be living between Greenville and New Bern. Maybe one day I can move back down there and retire.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:24:50 PM EDT
We came through Ophelia with no damage. This surprised me, as one particular section of the building usually suffers wind damage during high intensity storms. Our neighbor across the street suffered major shingle damage. About 40% of their shingles and a lot of the tar paper underneath was ripped off. A co-worker told me they probably used staples instead of proper roofing nails to save money. I imagine a lawsuit is going to happen as a result of that. If my 2 year old roof flew off and my neighbors' rooves stayed intact I would be verily ticked off.

I did notice a few shingles missing from the edge of a roof down the block, and a chalet shaped house several blocks down lost some large sections of siding. This is all the damage I've seen, other than the obvious plants and blown over trees. Overall I'd say we came through Ophelia well. Nobody died, nobody had their car crushed, and our neighbor found out their roofing contractor is a con artist.

Galland

Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:57:51 PM EDT
wilmington nc here
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:03:07 PM EDT
Nothing except some much needed rain here in New Bern.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:50:10 PM EDT
just joined today ... living in j-actionville though i don't know how much longer until i'm PCS'd out of here.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:14:29 PM EDT
Im ok here at the Gulf Coast if that counts.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:23:41 PM EDT
Reeldoc,

Floyd was pretty bad here. Greenville was like an island but the people here didn't act like those assholes in NO. We all seemed to work together and take care of our neighbor. It was all you could do to keep sane. I was at PCC at the time and I tried to look out for my fellow classmates who weren't so lucky. I was a few years older than they were so they looked to me as a big brother. If the people in NO could follow eastern NC's example they would be better off in the long run.
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