From Kate in Durham

If not for your steady voice on the radio, I don't know if I could have been as calm as I was.

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I was alone in an apartment with my four year old and baby during the night of Hurricane Fran. We were waiting for our house to be built and my husband was on the west coast on business. After the electricity went out, I got out the transistor radio to listen to you speak on WRAL-FM.

Listening to you speak very factually about what was happening immediately, even commenting that minimizing a hurricane over land was not a good idea, I could deal with the sounds of trees falling and the constant sound of wild wind.

I knew once the daylight appeared that we were out of the woods. My four year old looked out the window of the apartment and said, "Yep, that's what I thought it would look like." Very matter of fact, no fear and we moved on.

If not for your steady voice on the radio, I don't know if I could have been as calm as I was.

Thank you. This is but one small story of how much we depend on you to give us information and how much we trust the other meteorolgists.  

Thank you. I wish you and yours the best, you have certainly given us yours.


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