12/04/2022
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Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.comHurricane Ian has departed the scene … now, time for the cleanup.

Rainfall totals for Bladen County will no doubt vary widely … Power companies reported over 358,000 outages yesterday, many have been restored … For others, hopefully soon. Highest wind gust I saw was about 1:30 local time … 49 mph. Must confess my weather source ended shortly after that time.

Now the cleanup begins … and we learn more about deaths and injuries.

Weather forecast for the area … Mostly cloudy today, with a high near 74, southwest winds 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Sunday (Church Day) a slight chance of showers after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 7 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Feels like fall of the year, like October 1st. Oh yes, I know fall has arrived.

I confess, I was glued to the TV yesterday … not much else to do … National Weather Service provided very good coverage of the storm.

Hopefully our bad weather is over for this year … High temps expected to remain in the 70s for the next 7 days.

Several important events planned for the next 3 or 4 weeks … May need to call and confirm those planned for today…

Comparing months…

Average high temp for October, 75 compared with 83 for September. Average low in September is 65, compared with 54 degrees for October…

Bladenboro Beast Fest, NC Grape Festival, and many more such events upcoming … all set for October in Bladen…

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” Helen Keller

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

“Now is no time to think about what you do not have. Think what you can do with what there is,” Ernest Hemingway

robert g hester
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