Unfortunately, the area did have several tragic deaths, some children, and several roofs blew off nearby in Sandbridge. The floodwaters are still high and impassable in Norfolk, 20 minutes away.
Here the damage is confined to tree branches only, a downed fence and flattened garden - I'll take it!
All in all, a normal hurricane wind-wise for us with above normal tidal surge. I sure hope the Northeast fares well and look forward to hearing everyone's updates. Although down here we consider this one to be "normal" and not the Armageddon they were predicting, I hope it doesn't disrupt and damage things further up the coast. Not because we are more used to it or anything, but here our structures are built to a hurricane code, unlike other areas further up. We actually have to be up off the ground on crawlspaces or stilt supports and have special roof trusses. Kind of like us not being built to withstand earthquakes LOL, like last week... what was that all about?!
Here's a photo from just down the road, there are several houses that had similar damage, so we are very lucky to only be dealing with a broken up and downed fence and peppers all over the place.