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Ab, Bambi, and others,
In regard to the hurricane and what it did to my area; it was pretty minor damage. Winds peaked out at only 50 mph. Fortunately my general region is a pine ecosystem, so not too many trees went down and the storm sped up so not much in the way of flooding. However, where brush 6 would be; Duck (it’s a real place…a really nice coastal town) and anywhere along the outer banks from Atlantic City north got hammered pretty bad (north east part of the state). I would say that Va. got hit worse then my hometown did. If you are curious about anything this news site is pretty good: www.wral.com
And just for giggles, station 11 in my city got dispatched to a grass fire during the hurricane. Go figure.