The rains have started. As the minutes go by, the rain gets harder. North Carolina had evacuations. Will we? Hurricane Earl is supposed to hit with an intensity of 1. We should get wet and a bit blown around, but there shouldn’t be any damage. Here’s where things stand now. Don’t worry about light green. Sometimes there’s no rain at all (there is right now here, and I can hear the wind come up). The red and orange are the scary stuff. That usually means thunder and lightning.