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Sep 11, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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For those members here on the Daylily Forum who live is the areas that are believed to be in Hurricane Florence's path, please stay safe!

Be aware of flash flooding, high winds, downed trees and power lines, and loss of power (so try to stay in shade once the storm passes and the sun comes out). Fill your bathtub up with water too for flushing your toliet and other things.

Hoping the damage is minimal. But above all else, human and animal life is the most important thing, so be very cautious and stay safe!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Sep 11, 2018 8:25 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Well said, Becky. I just want to add my "best wishes" to everyone who is in the path, or who has friends or family in the path.

Wait. I thought of something to add. My stomach gets queasy when I see videos of cars floating down flooded roads and streams... not knowing if there are people or pets stuck in there. Please, please, please don't let your car end up in one of those videos.
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Sep 12, 2018 9:38 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Prayers for those in the way of the hurricane Angel Group hug Stay safe Group hug
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Sep 12, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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It's not a sign of weakness to evacuate! In fact, it's just the opposite!
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Sep 12, 2018 2:37 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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Wish for Florence to take a path that produces the least amount of harm and damage. I hope for some system to develop that will push Florence back to sea instead of stalling over land.
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Sep 12, 2018 7:30 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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I agree Group hug
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Sep 12, 2018 9:10 PM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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Group hug and prayers all around- please be safe!
I have family in NC, thankfully far from the coast...

Be a hero to your loved ones! Evacuate!
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
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Sep 13, 2018 5:31 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Prayers for all in its path. Group hug
Stan
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Sep 13, 2018 7:54 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
You are in my prayers too, don't take chances!
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Sep 13, 2018 8:03 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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Amazing how hurricanes wobble. Every wobble puts other people are risk!!! Being from Florida and on the east coast beach. Heartburn!
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Sep 14, 2018 9:45 AM CST
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
Been watching coverage all morning. So glad I live in Indiana! But when I was young there was a bad tornado where I lived a few miles from here. I still carry the trauma of that storm in my heart! The damage when we walked out the next morning! Diana, "Be a hero to your loved ones! Evacuate!", so true!
I are sooooo smart!
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Sep 14, 2018 11:32 AM CST
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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I agree Prayers to everyone in the hurricane's path Group hug Group hug Group hug
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Sep 14, 2018 12:17 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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I agree I hope everyone in this storm's path remains safe. Group hug
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Sep 14, 2018 8:51 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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I agree Group hug Group hug Really wondering how everyone is.
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Sep 15, 2018 5:56 AM CST
Name: Davi (Judy) Davisson
Sherrills Ford, NC (Zone 7a)
Reporting in that I'm fine so far here in the foothills. Had wind gusts yesterday and it will get ugly today and tomorrow when the rain and stronger winds arrive here. Expect to lose power for awhile but the storm is weakening so less than 8" of rain is predicted. Our subdivision is full of guests from the coast who evacuated. There has been so much flood damage on the coast from all the rain....thinking of all the gardens that were on tour for the National this last summer. They could be out of power for weeks at the coast as rain continues to filter down through rivers making many places inaccessible. And there is still lots of uncertainty about what comes next.
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Sep 15, 2018 7:32 AM CST
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
Between Florence and all those houses that are exploding, this is a very sad time. Group hug
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Sep 15, 2018 7:34 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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So glad to hear you're ok Judy and glad you checked in. Prayers continue for all Group hug
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Sep 15, 2018 9:21 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Glad you are OK Judy, but very sorry for all the people affected by this storm. Group hug
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Sep 15, 2018 11:22 AM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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Have been thinking of you a lot, Judy. Very glad to hear that you are good for now and continuing to pray for everyone. Group hug
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Sep 15, 2018 3:23 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Daniel is ediblelandscapingsc. He is in Catawba, SC. I am a bit concerned for him and his family. An earlier tree-mail I received from him:

"We are getting ready as best we can, we should be okay unless the dam breaks. I'm about 1/8 of a mile from the river. They are talking a ton of rain for both NC and SC and the Catawba river goes from the NC mountains all the way to Columbia SC where it meets up with other waterways. For the most part the scariest part is going to hit the coast with the 100+mph winds and storm surge. we may get a few trees down but they are saying 45mph gust for us. Since I'm in the boonies if the power goes out it may be a while before it's restored but we have plenty of water, food, charcoal, and other essentials. We are just hoping for the best."

I told him to be very careful due to flooding. I thought that would be the issue and I was right. Wind damage is one thing, but flooding can be really bad. I hope Daniel and his family are ok. My thoughts and prayers are with all residents getting rain and wind and flooding from this storm. Gives me nightmares, or maybe it is PTSD. I will never forget 2004. I have said every year since then, that I hope we never have to go through a storm season like that again for as long as I live. It would shorten my life span to deal with that kind of damage and repairs again. Sad Sad Sad Sad
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