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"There on the what we would call the the backside of the storm. That's had a lot of wind come through. And it's been not rain like you're describing it's been the dry rain that's been coming on through. And and a view of you've been experiencing some bouts of stout wind. Yeah. Sheraton gust wearing the day and. Dork. The hardest place. It really is the flooding. Weather radios in my dear due to the TV station in new Bern toil letting evacuate WCTC I in fact, we were just looking at that on Twitter that right in the middle of the weather cast, the the flood flood advisory came into hey water coming into the station. So they just walked off the set in the middle of the news. How does that happened, except of course, Ron remember WC Abby Charleston when Hugo hit I don't remember the station. But we remember Hugo that was nineteen Eighty-nine. Of course. They had the same problem add evacuate flooded into why week month to get new station built. NBC affiliate repair ABC. Wow. That's you know, and and and Hugo obviously was a much stronger in in. I'm correct me. If I'm wrong was a much stronger storm than what we're seeing here. But I'm not sure if you go was bigger rain produce, no move rather quickly through about sixteen miles per hour from memory serves me correctly. That's how you know you've been around long can never storm from thirty years ago. When Hugo here. Yeah. I'm sure that people still talk about that because the wind and that thing was about a category for just devastated. Charleston and areas up to Columbia all the way to Charlotte. In fact, they had Wednesday eighty miles per hour to Hugo because it moves so fast. It didn't lose strength like Florence's done Florence's wins reading the issue anymore. It's it's darn rain. Well, chris. You said. TV stations have to go up there. Newest work, Dana, stay on. Well, I know the the owner of W G T in Georgetown is actually sleeping and and staying at the station. He's he's lettuce staff. Go and so he's running the station by himself, and but he's determined. He's he's determined to make sure that the people, and that's that's what broadcast is all about your. You're listening to us on a station that that their responsibility is to do the best we possibly can to take care of people. And that is why Red Eye Radio Westwood One. The network that brings it is is doing everything it possibly can to be able to provide information to you. And you said something that caught my attention. Just a second ago. I have to know when Hugo came through you mentioned that you were you were a young, right? A child three years old. Okay. So you may not be able to relate to this or be able to tell. But at three years old learned along the way where I grew it line about the history of Hugo. Okay. I was gonna say because one of the things that I would like to address is I'm trying to imagine. I'm I'm somebody from three years old up to up to ten years old. And this is my I'm a historian, and my first experience this my, you know, I'm young and this is my first experience with with this kind of a storm. I'm wondering what emotional impact this has on kids? Yeah. 'cause you know when TV stations. Right. They had a preemptive all the program will go live coverage twenty four seven, and and that's something that they don't get no sleep. Well, and that's something as a kid who's watching that. This is the first time that they've seen something like this literally take over for a day or more their entire world. You know, there's no cartoons. There's no education program Sesame Street or any of that for the most no soap operas. Yeah. Exactly. I mean, you know, W C T and W NBA bay preempted today. And so what a kid's gonna do. I mean, they're they must they. And and here's a here's the interesting part about this. If if they don't get any really, heavy rain, if they don't have any impact from this. If it's not, you know, the kind of storm that they experienced if they're on the wrong side of the storm the dry side of the storm. They become kind of numb to this. So the next time somebody says we're going to evacuate. Well, guess what you know, if if you didn't know we'll go. Need back. You waking you know, some. If you can't tell them what to do. Well. And and and that's what family members all across the country were doing this past week. I had a call from from my cousin. And she said, you know, I, you know, our aunt and uncle live in Fayetteville, and and and they said, we're fine. The the lake in our our community the one in the back. They that lake is drained, so we're good. We don't have any problem in Fayetteville, and and I know they're home at sturdy. And and I'm not worried about wind or anything. But I am worried about the fact that they could be a victim of catastrophic floods, but the storms that they've had up to that point have not justified in their mind. And so when when warnings come out, and we talk about taking shelter or evacuating. There are people out there that that ignore that I'm assuming from your. Experience and being a historian. That wouldn't you evacuate? If somebody said that, you know, it's time to go. Is that correct? Yes. Have you got like, the weather wait here? Alerts storms like hurricane their way. Not long ago at som- like in North Carolina's out of service. Right. They're typically this is Steve. This Chris appreciate it. The they call them, no, all hazards radio. Now, they changed. The name is still does the same thing. It gives you weather bulletins. But also, there's a hazardous material spill or anything like that. It will also give you a heads up on those things. Now, this is a this is true that these can go off the air, but typically they're more reliable than your electric in your house. So if you're watching TV, and you're going to lose power start like this. So vast going to be the first thing that goes, and the weather radio usually is one of the last things that goes out. They have been known to go out before though in twenty eleven there were some tornadoes in Alabama that wiped out several Noah whether radio transmitters, and occasionally they'll put out a message that it's gonna be off the air for a few hours. This case it probably lost her power, but they have backup generators at those sites are really for the most part pretty reliable. So, and you know, when that's gone down. I just illustrates how bad this storm has been with the the flooding. Well, hey, Chris, I thank you very much. Any last words? Thoughts that you'd like to share with the folks listening out there? Wherever you are only material prayer. Oh boy here. How? Please be say this is a beast of a storm you call floor. Thank you, very much appreciated that very much Chris Chris in Greenwood, South Carolina. You're listening to Red Eye Radio. 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