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Hi All,after seeing the wreckage & devastation caused by this latest hurricane,I would like to wish the hundreds of victims a speedy recovery in getting their lives back to normal.It's a wonder more people weren't killed.Best wishes & very good luck, James jj777746

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My Heart goes out the victims of that devastating storm.
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I'm right there w/ you guys...
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This country has had its share of natural disasters for sure. Michael proved a big surprise for many and its destructive winds and torrential rains proved deadly. Although here in Central Virginia we're fairly well protected we had 5.52 inches of ran in a few short hours, more than I can remember since the devastating hurricane Camille that I witnessed its destructive powers in 1969 when in high school. It was like a war zone in some areas, whole houses with families swept away by raging rivers way out of their banks. Some have yet to be found. When I see my wife watching HGTV and they want to be "right on the water" I think to myself, yeah, you go for that. Loss of property is one thing but loss of life is life changing.

Here's to a speedy recovery and prayers for those lost.
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What a horrible storm. I wish the best for everyone affected too.
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Steve,

I used to dream of living on an ocean front property, but seeing all the destruction and injuries and death caused by Mother Nature, I no longer have that desire. I also thought a mountain top view would be great, but volcanoes can erupt even after a million years of being extinct. Valleys get flooded and tornadoes also, and with all the forest fires we have seen, so I now wonder, where is the safest place to live. Maybe that's why they are exploring other planets.

My thoughts and prayers are also with those unfortunate folks.

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I live just NE of Charlotte, NC and the eye came very close to going over me, but fortunately the storm had lost most of it's fury before it reached here. We had a lot of rain, enough to raise the lake that I live on about 2 vertical feet, and I lost one 75' high 28" diameter pine tree, which was pulled up by the roots. The top of it hit a second pine and it shattered into pieces, which, if they hadn't broken up would likely have damaged my box trailer and two trucks. Fortunately, they were just covered with shattered pieces and pine needles. Today, while I was away, my next door neighbor cut the tree up for me. It will likely take me about 4 pickup truck loads to take it to the dump, but it's not in the way, so I can do this gradually over the next few weeks. Dealing with the uprooted stump will likely require hiring someone with a backhoe and dump truck. I consider myself very lucky, because I had so little damage. I feel really bad for those who lost their homes or lives not that very far from me.

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Glad you're OK Charley
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Glad to hear you came out of it reasonably well, Charley.

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