In about the last 24hrs tropical storm Arthur has went from a small tropical depression off the coast of Florida to the first named tropical storm of the season. Weather headlines earlier today were saying that the storm was strengthening faster than expected, and by Thursday night it’s possible we could have a Category 2 hurricane right here in NC.
Chances are this storm will move some sand on the outer banks, and head out to sea to die, but there’s also a chance it could strengthen more, run into Myrtle Beach or Wilmington, and track right up into the Triangle.
All this to say: You’ve got a day and a half to get ready.
Do you have a weeks worth of non perishable food and water for everyone in your family and your pets? Gas in the cars? A plan to get out of town if needed?
Get to work, if your anything like me, you’ve got some work to do.