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    Default Facility hurricane update

    As a result of a call from John, I thought that it would be good to start a thread on status of facilities in the hurricane zone. So, here we go:

    Blue Ridge Self Storage in Cashiers, NC., suffered no damage from Irene. We are so far west in North Carolina, that we speak with a Texas accent. Basically, any facilities in western NC are fine. Others, we need to here from so that we know you are okay. This applies, also, to all of the other states as well. We are worried about you all, and can only hope that you are okay.

    Mikie and I have gone through a couple of hurricanes (Charlie and Wilma) in Florida, so we know what it is like.

    Please keep us current as soon as you can.
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    Well even though technically we are in SOUTH Carolina, we are just south of the border, and had about 24 hours of high winds and torrential rain starting late Friday morning....and ending late Saturday morning. No damage at the facility other then branches and leaves everywhere, pine trees down around town, we even kept our power, but the power lines here are all underground...and that helps a lot. The wind was shrieking so loudly around 3 am Saturday morning that it woke us up.

    We found out in Florida too that places with underground power/phone/cable/internet lines make it through bad weather without loss of utilities MUCH better then those areas with their utility lines up on poles. Last I read this morning there are still about 10,000 around here without power, right along the beach, where the power lines aren't buried.
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    We are in Central NC and we lost a keypad from lightning strike and our Internet in one facility is still out.

    We consider ourselves lucky!

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    Glad you're all starting to check in and doing okay. I just knew in my heart though, that none of you were dumb enough to go out sightseeing in the middle of a storm and get yourself injured or killed. Just a side note though, watch the rivers, creeks and streams over the next couple of days. Flash flooding is still possible.

    Interesting note, it was "six" years ago today that H. Katrina struck the Emerald Coast.
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    Default Re: Facility hurricane update

    Having spent most of my life on the coast with several years in the tropics, hurricaines have been a routine part of life. This one was thankfully more of a rain maker than some have been. When it started towards the coast as a Category three I fully expected it to strengthen and cause catastrophic wide spread damage to the entire east coast. Luckily it diminished in strength or we would have seen much worse than we did. Sadly it did take a number of lives but the toll could have been worse, many people simply refuse to move out of the way of these storms as evidenced by trajic results of Katrina. I have weathered many Category four storms because I had to, not out of choice and from personal experience you never want to. If you are faced with anything above a one, get in your car and move out of harms way. If the winds don't get you, the water will, look at Vermont and other New England states. Many here in Virginia will be without power for more than a week and I am thankful my family is safe and not among those suffering without. This facility if located in the West End of Richmond and aside from a couple of trees down behind the main buildings and a lot of leaves and branches, no real damage. Power flucuated a few times but remained on thoughout the storm.
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    Our facility is in NJ near Philly. We were closed sunday and lost power sat night/sun for a little bit but it was up by sunday night. No property damage or flooding, just some small branches and leaves all over the place from the wind. My apt complex had some flooding in some of the apts but mine was fine

 

 

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