6th hurricane to affect NC in the last 10 years...insane. For those that live in northeast SC and southeast NC few things to consider besides wind 1. Tornadoes....very favorable environment for development...more than usual with tropical development. This is a real fast hit...the thunderstorm activity will be thru the roof. The line between cooler air to the west feeding into warm above average ocean temps... within the system will be common to the NE side of the eye. 2. When you hear 4 to 6 inches of rain and locally higher...it sounds impressive but not unheard of Besides on and off showers and squalls during the day...the main event will be between 4 and 6 hours...and 2" an hour RAIN will be commonplace...flash flooding big time. 3. Really don't care what the experts say...but a continuing or bump in strengthening just before landfall would not surprise me in the least...wind shear will be at it's lowest point...and the ocean temps are very warm.