Where, oh where, will Isobel land? The newsies here are probably right when they say just south of Cape Hatteras, at Morehead City. However, I think it will land where it usually does, in Wilmington NC. So far, every hurricane that hit the area since we moved here six years ago has landed at Wilmington. I really think they have a huge sign out in their harbor that says "Hurricanes Welcome", or "Hurricane Hilton." Your thoughts?
The newsies were also talking about around 2 pm Thursday afternoon. I'm guessing 10 am Thursday morning. Again, your thoughts? Anyone besides us battening down the hatches? We have stacks of wood all over our back yard. I shudder to think what will happen if Isobel picks up and decides to really blow her stack.
The cats hate me enough for making the world end with the white stuff (snow). They're really going to hate me for this one.

Pam S.
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The newsies were also talking about around 2 pm Thursday afternoon. I'm guessing 10 am Thursday morning. Again, your thoughts? ... back yard. I shudder to think what will happen if Isobel picks up and decides to really blow her stack.

I'm about 15 minutes (maybe 10 miles) due west of Annapolis MD an while not on the water, we get the same storms that the Chesapeake Bay churns up so if Isabel follows its course, I'm expecting ... errr.. something. I keep thinking that if it makes landfall down south in NC at the outter banks it will slow down but that really isn't a great distance when you look at the size of the storm. I only regret that I probably won't be able to get my gutters cleaned out ahead of time. I lost my nice picnic table with umbrella during one of our recent storms (it went airborn ala Wizard of Oz) and it flew off the deck and crashed to the ground and shattered so I don't have to worry about moving that. lol
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Where, oh where, will Isobel land? The newsies here are probably right when they say just south of Cape Hatteras, ... really think they have a huge sign out in their harbor that says "Hurricanes Welcome", or "Hurricane Hilton." Your thoughts?

Not hard to understand, NC sticks out the farthest into the Atlantic. A hurricane travelling toward shore hits the gulfstream and gets kicked north and there is NC sticking out there in the way. I don't know how many of them hit while I lived in Fayeteville. A lot more than hit Florida in that time.
I heard about that, even here in OZ!!! You poor things..hurricanes must be terrible.
I live on the East Coast of Australia and we never get anything like that. Australia gets cyclones up north but not down this way.

Purrrs that everything will be OK there. Purrs for you and your family that you are safe. Purrs for the cats that they are OK

Angela and Gizmo
Where, oh where, will Isobel land? The newsies here are probably right when they say just south of Cape Hatteras, ... making the world end with the white stuff (snow). They're really going to hate me for this one. Pam S.

Here's hoping that Isabel is not that bad or that there is minimal damage or loss of life. All you can do is prepare as well as you can or evacuate. An earthquake is not a hurricane but they can cause severe damage and their is NO warning. As I said preparation or evacuation is all you can do. Take care everyone.
Lots of best wishes and purrs for everyone in danger,
Polonca & Soncek
Anyone besides us battening down the hatches?

My son Greg lives in Newport News, VA, across the Bay from Norfolk, which has been battening down for days, since it was a Category 4/5. Last I heard it had dwindled into a 2. However, many in that area have been leaving town, heading west. So what does Greg do? He informed me he's coming HERE to escape!! (We're in Alabama.) I told him I'd bet he's the only one in Virginia to travel a thousand miles to an evacuation point! He'll arrive here this afternoon and stay the rest of the week. Of course, we're delighted to have him, especially since he's bringing his kitty, Hobie, along - - but we're a bit amused at the lengths he'll go to in avoiding the storm.
Hoping Isabel continues to get quieter and everyone in its path stays safe and secure.
Jeanne
Pam, major purrs for your family! We're worried about your safety please post updates.
Christine
Of course, we're delighted to have him, especially since he's bringing his kitty, Hobie, along - - but we're a bit amused at the lengths he'll go to in avoiding the storm.

I don't blame him! Even in this land-locked state where tornadoes are a way of life, the thought of a hurricane seems terrifying to me. I really feel for those people who have to leave their homes for safety. Enjoy your visit with your son, though. Purrs that his home isn't touched.

Sherry
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