With Hurricane Florence approaching the coast, many readers have asked about our weekend weather forecast here in Western North Carolina.
We have been watching Hurricane Florence approach for a number of days and are really worried about our friends in various parts of the Carolinas. Based on a long history of hurricanes, we expect the damage from this storm to be catastrophic, and that includes the likelihood of significant flooding and mudslides here in our beloved mountains.
Fortunately, for us here at Chez Herd, we should get through the storm with nothing more than heavy rains, some downed limbs and possibly a few trees, and the risk of the generator having to power our house. But in the grand scheme of things, that means a wet, soggy, inconvenient weekend. We should be safe and dry, so please join us in thinking of the thousands who will not be so lucky.