It's better to be prepared but I could do without the panic!
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The panic from yesterday appears to have subsided somewhat. Most of the big time worriers have gone leaving the area with a sense of calm for at least the next 24 hours. National Guard and the Highway patrol are at every major intersection ready to close eastbound roads to direct traffic away from the Hilton Head Island area. But so far, that major evacuation crush has not occurred. Traffic was heavier yesterday and Interstate 95 North was heavily congested with lines to get on the highway.
Area traffic today was very light. Local Publix groceries are open but close at 4 PM. Wal-Mart was shut and barricaded with pallets to prevent looting.
FORECAST: Florida to take major hit.
It's been 4,000 days since a major hurricane has made landfall in the United States despite Al Gore's scary promise that such storms would become more frequent. More than ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the last major hurricane to impact the U.S., it appears Matthew is ready to break the dry spell. No doubt Al Gore and his global warming zealots will be out once again trying to convince the American people that the end is near unless we enact a carbon tax and buy more solar panels from companies Gore has a financial stake in.
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Only two forecast models show a high probability of a landfall over Mike's America located on the border of South Carolina and Georgia north of Savannah. I'm sure our extremist liberal friends will be crossing their fingers hoping for the best!