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|User Info||What If.....; entered at 2017-09-13 13:28:14|
Registered: 2008-02-23 Georgia
I'm about 40 miles north of Atlanta. We were predicted to get 5-8" of rain in this area, but we only got about 2". The wind was predicted to pick up in the afternoon on Monday to about 40mph, gusting to 60mph. The wind finally got here at about sundown, but it wasn't nearly as bad as predicted. There were scattered power outages due to downed trees, but this was nothing like Opal back in 1995. When Opal came through the wind was gusting over 70mph, I had a large tree leaning on my house and power was out for over 3 days. Irma was a serious storm, but not as bad as the media made it seem. I do believe that Irma scraping the northern coast of Cuba took a lot of the steam out of this monster.