Hurricane Florence is slogging ashore right now. The coffee-colored zone in the illustration below is under hurricane-force winds, and the yellow zone is experiencing tropical storm conditions.
We are located about 40-miles south of the Virginia border, so we are near the northern edge of the tropical storm zone. We are getting rain and wind, but it’s not too bad and, so far, only a couple of dead tree limbs have come down. Since the storm will soon start to lose energy rapidly, with a corresponding contraction of the diameter of the storm, and decline in wind speed, its effects upon us are unlikely to be too grim. I guess we may lose a tree or two — there is no predicting, really — but so far it appears that the worst is going to miss us.