If you were a weatherman, and you came to Campbell to survey the evidence of the hurricane, you'd think you'd gone mentally insane.
Why? Because Buies Creek looks like Hurricane Irene had a giant hole in it. It barely rained and we've had stronger winds on a sunny October day.
It was ODD.
On the upside, Swansboro and the surrounding areas fared pretty well. There's still some power outage, but Mom said she drove around town and didn't see anything more serious than downed trees and houses that lost some siding. For a town ten minutes from the coast, that's really good. :)
I was amazed that Irene downgraded to a Category 1 before it even made landfall, so that definitely helped.
Weather is just weird. Earthquakes, a hurricane, and tornadoes all in the same week!
I'm so relieved that nothing major happened. I don't think my mom could handle one more ounce of stress right now.
Thanks for praying! Please keep praying for the rest of the east coast! :)