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Wral is streaming some decent coverage of the news.  http://www.wral.com/

Interesting to see such significant effects in Raleigh and also some significant ones across the Triangle with localized flooding, water rescues, trees and power down.  Definitely more than folks were expecting here.  

 

Fayetteville http://www.wral.com/news/video/16098881/

I-95 Fayetteville http://www.wral.com/weather/hurricanes/video/16097721/

 

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3 minutes ago, downeastnc said:

getting a lot of power flickers now, think my time is limited its going down hill quickly and the HRRR and TWC talking about 60-70 mph wind over this area possible for the next 5-6 hrs...ugh

That's just horrible, the winds, floods, fire Matthew throwing everything at the SE to cause devastation

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Wake County has 115k power outages right now, 16k Durham, 33k Johnson county. No active repairs tonight given the conditions but crews are ready to head out in the AM.

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Just took the dogs out one last time and the rain has let up a bit but winds are blowing in the 20 to 30 mph range. Hopefully they don't get any stronger. Rainfall is now at 2.64" for the day.

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Still dark in Southpoint Durham, occasional sirens. Don't drive, guys.

The significant other doesn't care much about weather, and he thought I was being alarmist when I started charging up all the devices / battery packs / etc earlier.

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Just now, thess said:

Still dark in Southpoint Durham, occasional sirens. Don't drive, guys.

The significant other doesn't care much about weather, and he thought I was being alarmist when I started charging up all the devices / battery packs / etc earlier.

Yeah, live in a complex by intersection of 55 and 54, went out to grab dinner real quick and came back to power lines down by the Mr Tire on 54.

That Creek that runs under 54 between the chick fil a and Mr tire was an absolute river earlier. 

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3 minutes ago, yotaman said:

Just took the dogs out one last time and the rain has let up a bit but winds are blowing in the 20 to 30 mph range. Hopefully they don't get any stronger. Rainfall is now at 2.64" for the day.

oh your gonna get it, New Bern already on the north wind it will just take a few hrs to get going trust me its Irene bad out there right now, wont be surprised to see a gust to 70 at PGV at this rate.....

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We're easily getting 70mph+ gusts tonight in ILM. The dark night sky has been lighting up with green flashes tonight in Wilmington. Alot of transformers blowing out. I'm sure I'll be without power for quite awhile longer. 

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5 minutes ago, Brick Tamland said:

I don't understand why UNC, Duke, and State played today. Not only because of the conditions during the game, but because of safety for the fans. They knew no one had business being out in this mess today. 

Traffic was light after these games in durham/chapel hill.

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I just talked to my dad and he had talked to a family friend that is on the emergency response team in Pitt Co and they are being told to prepare for a 27 ft crest in Greenville....this is 2 ft shy of Hurricane Floyds crest and would shut down the entire county, roads into and out of Greenville will go under water and thousands of homes etc will flood....this is about to become a nightmare for us....the water treatment plant will flood which means I got to drink bottled water for the next 3 months....ohhhh I just heard a transformer explode...amazed I still have power. All rivers in central and eastern NC are going to get right near or above Floyd level flooding....this is going to be bad. 

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2 minutes ago, downeastnc said:

I just talked to my dad and he had talked to a family friend that is on the emergency response team in Pitt Co and they are being told to prepare for a 27 ft crest in Greenville....this is 2 ft shy of Hurricane Floyds crest and would shut down the entire county, roads into and out of Greenville will go under water and thousands of homes etc will flood....this is about to become a nightmare for us....the water treatment plant will flood which means I got to drink bottled water for the next 3 months....ohhhh I just heard a transformer explode...amazed I still have power. All rivers in central and eastern NC are going to get right near or above Floyd level flooding....this is going to be bad. 

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Good luck!  I was on the fringes of Irene's worst flooding and have no interest in experiencing anything worse.  A lot of us feared this was coming even though Florida "got spared".   Those intense rain bands looked almost stationary on radar.  

Fooking disaster.

 Although I find it compelling and have lost a lot of sleep on an event far from my back yard I will never understand why some root for extreme weather. 

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3 minutes ago, HIPPYVALLEY said:

Good luck!  I was on the fringes of Irene's worst flooding and have no interest in experiencing anything worse.  A lot of us feared this was coming even though Florida "got spared".   Those intense rain bands looked almost stationary on radar.  

Fooking disaster.

 Although I find it compelling and have lost a lot of sleep on an event far from my back yard I will never understand why some root for extreme weather. 

I wont lie I am a wind junkie and I have been out in it all night, that said its all 50-60 mph stuff and I dont want 100+ mph stuff that just breaks to much stuff, the water I never want...people are going to lose everything they own over the next 48-72 hrs sadly for a some of them it will include their lives....hopefully we dont see a similar death toll this time around and we learned out lessons in Floyd. Even though I live within .75 miles of the river I am on the "high" side and it wont get anywhere near me.

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2 minutes ago, downeastnc said:

I wont lie I am a wind junkie and I have been out in it all night, that said its all 50-60 mph stuff and I dont want 100+ mph stuff that just breaks to much stuff, the water I never want...people are going to lose everything they own over the next 48-72 hrs sadly for a some of them it will include their lives....hopefully we dont see a similar death toll this time around and we learned out lessons in Floyd. Even though I live within .75 miles of the river I am on the "high" side and it wont get anywhere near me.

Ha, trust me, if I lived there I would be running outside every 10 minutes.  But yeah, the aftermath will be sobering. 

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Downpour and strong wind all day long! RDU has broken its daily rainfall record since 1944 just less than two months after I have moved here from Seattle! Many stations south to Raleigh (Fayetteville, Lumberton, etc.) has daily rainfall more than 12''.

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11 minutes ago, HIPPYVALLEY said:

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Hey hippy, earlier today WRAL was showing 8 inches for areas around fayetteville despite ground truths of over 12 inches. They said to add several inches to those totals because dopplar was undergoing totals by 3-4 inches across the area. My dad had 7.65 inches from 2pm to 8pm today in Greenville,nc

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Hey guys, I know this is a shot in the dark, but any reports out if sunset beach? I have an uncle that lives on one of the golf resorts there and I don't know how well the area is holding up to freshwater flooding.

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