Goodbye Idalia

Mike Stafford

Coastal plain of North Carolina
Idalia has left the, state.

Hurricane Idalia has left the mainland and is headed east and southeast only to turn northward and follow in the wake of Hurricane Franklin.

I am thankful that little or no serious damage befell my fellow North Carolinians and I hope the same is true for the good people of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Hurricanes are not my friends.
Don't expect much wind, but we will get rain. Idalia did force me to finally clean out my gutters today. What a mess. I really need to invest in gutter guards. Thinking back over the thirty years we've been in this area it seems we've had more damage from nor'easters than hurricanes. On a positive note some of my best turning blanks have come from storm downed trees.