at 8 am this morning, the winds have picked up to a steady 12 mph from the NE with gusts from the NW to about 25 mph. very little rain so far. there seems to be two major bands (yellow) with this hurricane, and the rest is slight rain. one rain band has already come thru, and the second is due in a few minutes. newscasters say that the major stuff should be out of here by 10 am with clear skies this afternoon and evening.
Rt 12 in NC is still closed.