I hope that means "good news" but I'm not convinced in this case. About the only thing I know about the situation in Morehead City (North Carolina) right now is that they had measured 23 inches of rainfall — nearly 600 millimeters — by 8:30 p.m. on Friday. As I type this, it is midnight there (6 a.m. on Satruday here in Saint-Aignan). Accuweather says rains spawned by Hurricane Florence are continuing.
Other sketchy reports are that innumerable trees are down in Morehead (pop. 9,000) and the surrounding area. They are blocking streets and have pulled down electrical and telephone wires. I imagine the power is off through the whole county. There are more detailed reports from New Bern, a bigger town 35 miles northwest of Morehead, and the flooding there is impressive. I tried to get some news from the New Bern television site, only to learn that the station was flooded out and had to shut down.
I'm waiting for news from my sister and other friends and family members. Over at Atlantic Beach, across a mile-long bridge and causeway, the two oceanfront fishing piers that remain — there used to be many more piers along the 25-mile-long barrier island — have suffered significant damage. I'll just keep monitoring the situation as best I can on the internet, and hope for some news from people there soon.