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  • Kenny Dunn Jul 3, 2014

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    Really? The government has no role in potential emergencies? Where have you been hiding?

  • Catmandu Jul 3, 2014

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    So before humans, there were no sandy beaches? Interesting.

  • Zorg Jul 3, 2014

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    Feel free to opt out of the disaster relief services provided by FEMA in the event you get hit.

  • Lou Epstien Jul 3, 2014

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    Thank you!
    I remember going through this with the same attitude as I am reading below. Let me tell you.....never again will I be caught with my pants down again.
    I woke up and thought a bomb went off in Raleigh. No power, water, ATM, gas for a week or more in some places.
    So if you think a CAT 1 is nothing.....think again.

  • olliecat Jul 3, 2014

    For those who think a Cat 1 is no big deal...Do you remember when Fran hit Raleigh in 1996? And the terrible destruction? Fran was barely a Cat 1 by that time.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jul 3, 2014

    Don't be dummy heads!

  • WralCensorsAreBias Jul 3, 2014

    "McCrory has told us again to not put on our stupid hats."

    While yes that may be hard for some, like you, you'll be fine. Just get in a closet and he'll let you know when you can come out.

  • Super Hans Jul 3, 2014

    McCrory has told us again to not put on our stupid hats.

  • Kristin Byrne Jul 3, 2014

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    Yeah, how'd that work out in New Orleans?

  • Johnny Byrd Jul 2, 2014

    It is apparent that there are many commenting here who have never experienced a hurricane and the devastation they are capable of inflicting. Flooding, tornadoes, high winds capable of uprooting trees to name a few and that doesn't mean a direct hit. Being prepared for the possibility is prudent and those that would scoff at this should heed the warnings from those who have experienced one.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 2, 2014

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    Usually because a sandy beach is not meant to be there to begin with.

    Maybe one day humans will grow intelligent enough to wake up and realize - Mother Nature WILL have her way!!!

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 2, 2014

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    You must be kidding!!!

    Katrina in New Orleans should have enlightened people like you to the fact that not all are able-bodied enough or have ample enough funds to be prepared or to evacuate.

    How many aged and/or disabled people died in Katrina??? Did they not count for something in your mind!?! They were human beings, just like you are pal.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 2, 2014

    How long before rescuers have to endanger their own lives to pull some lame brain getting themselves into trouble playing the high surf at this time???

  • silvfx Jul 2, 2014

    This whole thing is disturbing, the government has no business being involved in storm preparation. We elected a new leadership to dismantle this type of nanny state. We are all adults and know what to do without being told by Raleigh.

  • disgusted2010 Jul 2, 2014

    "Gov. Pat McCrory, state Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry and state Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata spoke about the threat"

    Amazing that these three enormous egos could get their heads in the same room. I bet the one upmanship was simply amazing.

  • The Deadhead Jul 2, 2014

    these storms typically "weed eat" the NC coastline as it moves north

  • Joseph Smith Jul 2, 2014

    Wrightsville Beach just spent millions of tax dollars to re-nourish the beach. This storm is the kind that tears up/moves the beach.

  • Mannin Black Jul 2, 2014

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    Much to about a lot for those who live or have relatives that live along the coast.

  • Mods Hate Me Jul 2, 2014

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    Ya, because a CAT1, possibly 2, hurricane is nothing. Thanks for the input.

  • SouthernBornSouthernBred Jul 2, 2014

    Let's hope it misses us all together. But if is doesn't please be kind to all dispatchers, Electric, Streets, Police, Fire, water, etc. No matter how much you yell at us or taxes you pay we will get your power on/streets cleared in a timely manner! Thanks!

  • zonk Jul 2, 2014

    Thanks DCATZ

  • zonk Jul 2, 2014

    No it's not Raleigh unless the east side of eye passes over the coast. Winds will be less on west side.

  • Brian Hill Jul 2, 2014

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  • Walkin Man Jul 2, 2014

    Much to do about nothing.

  • raleighboy524 Jul 2, 2014

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    The info is in the story.

  • zonk Jul 2, 2014

    What are expected winds on coast ? That's what I want to know. No one is reporting that. What about an estimate. Need details please !

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