Thanks shipmates for thinking of us down here in New Bern, NC. Just up the road from Atlantic Beach, NC. They were evacutated this AM.
We battened down the hatches and snugged up the lines, now its just sit and wait it out.
We're making preparations here. Will be heading to the marina and doubling all lines, adding a few more fenders.
House-wise, we are high and dry and in no danger of flooding. More than likely we will lose electric power which shuts us down completely (no stove, AC, water). The temps looks to be moderate so I'm not worried about the loss of AC. We've made it through 4 days of February weather without electricity/heat/water and survived house temps down to 42 degrees.
However we will have a bunch of plastic pails full of water to flush the toilet as required. We have a propane cook stove and do set that up on the enclosed back porch, along with a charcoal grill so we won't go hungry. Emergency rations will be loaded into a large ice chest so that there will no need to open the refrigerator or freezer.
Paul, we have the same problem here, we loose power we loose everthing. I have plenty of gas for the grill. Fill the bath tub then you can flush with a bucket. One thing we learned on the Sea Robin we can go a couple of weeks without bathing and nobody seemed to complain much.
Noontime. We made it through ok. It is still raining lightly and the wind is letting up. Some branches and leaves down but no damage. There is some local road flooding but I'm up high so no problem here. Lost power a couple of times but it's back on now. It should be passing by Paul now, he is a little further north. Hope he makes out OK.
I was a little premature in reporting the worst of the storm was over. The rain had stopped and thought the storm was about finished. Sunday afternoon the wind wipped up and took down trees and power lines. We lost power at 2:00pm and didn't get it back until 8:30 this morning. We made out OK. Iced the freezer and frig and was able to save the food. Flushed with saved buckets of water and cooked on the grill. Finally took a shower today afte 3 days but went a lot longer than that on the Sea Robin. We had no damage. Couple of friend had trees fall on there houses and did some minor damage that has been repaired. Roads were flooded in spots so we couldn't get around much for a couple of days. Everything seems to be getting back to normal.