Florence Is Coming

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Hurricane Florence is headed toward North Carolina, which means there could be a could mean a shortage of Thanksgiving Turkeys. North Carolina is the top turkey state in the country. Butterball’s has a lot of processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills right in the storm’s projected path. Stores will try to stock more frozen turkeys to help to offset some of the projected shortages according to the National Turkey Federation.

I just saw on MSNBC a caravan of vehicle’s headed away from the Carolina coast. A bunch of traffic going in one direction while the other side of the road is empty. I don’t know why someone would try to ride out the storm especially after what we saw in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina. I can’t imagine my house being completely covered in water.

FEMA Administrator Brock Long says those who stay behind are putting their lives at risk and there is no expectation that first responders will come in and get them if they decide stay. He says citizens in the mandatory evacuation zones need to get out.

According to the U.S. Property data firm CoreLogic losses could be more than 170 billion dollars along the East Coast with as many as 760 thousand homes and businesses being damaged by high winds, storm surge and flooding.

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