I hope all my friends in the southeast made it through the storm ok. We had a few trees down in my neighborhood just west of Valdosta, Ga but nothing on any houses. Still don't have power but aside from that we're all good. Hope all is well with everybody.
Very fortunate here in mid-west coast of Florida. Very close to eye wall as it passed, lots of wind/rain/some flooding, but we made it. Lost some soffit material, but never lost power. Incredibly lucky and very thankful. Loaned my generator to family members that were not so fortunate. At last check earlier in the day, almost 7 million without power. Hang on if you are without power, help is on the way. I have seen a number of powercrews in the area.
I'm in the small town of Quitman, Ga, 15 miles west of Valdosta and 10 miles north of Florida. It looked like the eye went right up I-75 in Valdosta. Everything east of 75 got massive rains and winds and the west got lighter, but still dangerous rains and winds. Last night I saw a huge utility crew from Texas pulling through town. Our local EMC has crews from Arkansas and North Carolina either en route or here already. My brother in Atlanta works for GA Power corporate in the profitability department, he runs costs and project models and determines cost analysis and all kinda number stuff. He's now working 20 hr shifts with the linemen locating downed trees and lines in the metro Atlanta area. I was lucky in my area that it wasn't near as bad as it could've been. I'm also so thankful for the men and women in this country that run toward the storm and show up to help from all over.