Good friend of mine is a Wilmington, NC Police Officer. He's required to stay. They're holing him up at a rescue squad with several other emergency workers. I don't understand how that whole city doesn't just shut down for this. I'm actually angry at the thought of him risking his life to save others who decided to not evacuate. If I'm in SE NC, I'm headed to the mountains for a weekend vacation. I understand that not everyone can afford to do that, but from what he's telling me, many residents in Wilmington think they're hurricane experienced enough to sit this one through. This is the first east coast storm I've actually been real worried about. Have I just bought into the hype, or is this not one of the more catastrophic looking 'canes to hit the NC/SC coast in my life time (30 years)?