Isabel is due to pass directly overhead sometime late Thursday so if I don't post for awhile (or if the server goes away entirely), you'll know why.
With the exception of one bad storm in the 80's, this area has dodged the bullet, more or less, for over 30 years. Local wisdom has said that we average one bad one every 15 years or so.
Me? I've been here, off and on, since '81. During the storm in '84 (I think), my property consisted of one motorcycle which I had to spend a month cleaning as it spent the storm in a parking lot approx. 100 yards from the beach (I had no chance to move it.)
After the storm, it was exactly where I left it but I spent the next month cleaning salt out of it (and the leather was ruined).
Nowadays I have a house, two vehicles, and a panicky wife. There's a good chance that my job will require me to "ride it out". I still want my wife and teenager(s) (ask me sometime), out of town.
Wish me luck.