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Having Hurricane Irene tear my neighborhood apart terminal weekend reminded me of the value of living in the right place. You could enjoin I was in the incorrect home at the wrong fourth dimension to live visited by a category one hurricane , simply that’s non the whole level.

I beloved my piffling town. When a serious storm approaches , the mayor robo-calls every 1 of our three ,000 citizens so we all know the dangers. We’re told of whatever special precautions the town is taking , and how we tin best fix our property as well as ourselves.

Our town , River Bend , North Carolina , has an Internet List-Serve too , and then earlier really bad weather condition hits , emails wing from town regime , pocket-size businesses , in addition to neighbors. 

We’re told where the nearest emergency shelters are as well as which ones take pets. 

Handymen mail their jail cell call up numbers , too people exchange kiat on how to cook. Such equally:
  • Have a “go-pocketbook” fix inwards instance you lot take to evacuate.
  • Be able to detect the flashlight as well as candles inward the night.
  • Charge your jail cell phones in addition to make full your cars' gas tanks.
  • Don’t forget to bring your rubber boots inward the household.
  • Get up to date on laundry.
  • Fill the tub alongside H2O.
  • Watch out for snakes as well as burn down ants after the tempest.
  • Don’t movement through water.

Except for the role about the safety boots I did all of that. I still tin can't find my boots. They must live buried nether all the equipment that rearranged itself inward my garden shed when it flooded.  

When Irene blew through our town , she took downwardly trees as well as ability lines. She moved the river and the rains about to flood buildings and streets. She sent debris flying through the air too floating on muddy , moving H2O. 

You tin can merely take hold of a glimpse of my bluish chair , the i I photographed when 
I wrote almost the colour periwinkle terminal week. Eventually , it was totally submerged. 

This was a common scene around town last Sun. 
In North Carolina lone , four people died equally a issue of the hurricane

Afterwards , on that beautifully sunny solar day that follows a hurricane , neighbors were exterior , sharing wheelbarrows , chain saws , jumper cables , wet/dry out vacs , generators , too nutrient.

Volunteers from our "pretty commission" cleared common areas around our parks , waterways too populace buildings , knowing that the town'second maintenance crew had their hands full.

Mr. Lucky spent nearly of the morning time helping a neighbor tow his boat back to its pier later it broke loose in addition to lodged itself in a nearby squeeze state.

The town managing director and others alongside white neckband jobs at town hall were in the ditches -- literally -- clearing debris and so roads could live cleared together with services restored. We were without power for exclusively two days.

This sign is some other case of how my town's regime went to bat for residents 
then opportunists couldn't take reward of a bad state of affairs. 

Many people were non equally fortunate as we were. Friends on the Outer Banks had to exit their homes too hope for the best. One neighbour had to relocate when a tree savage on the roof above her sleeping room. Roofs blew off , cars filled with water , too windows shattered. We're having to supplant a furnace , duct function , together with a vehicle , but nosotros're grateful our losses are replaceable.  

Usually , when Realtors mouth near place , they hateful schools , the opinion , too how shut the holding is to shopping or shipping.

But place besides means the spirit of the town , in addition to its power to conditions storms of whatsoever sort. If your family is on the marketplace , too you lot alive in a town that is friendly , good-managed , together with has fire , European Monetary System , law together with other services nearby , be sure your Realtor knows this as well as that buyers learn they go more than property when they purchase your dwelling. They purchase the specifics too the spirit of the locale.