Hope everyone is safe today. Raleigh hasn’t seen the worst of the storm yet, and since daybreak there have been a good number of trees down especially in southern Wake County, so we’ll put this out now and try to get ahead of any potential power outages. The coast has predictably been slammed since yesterday afternoon, with more than ten feet of storm surge up the Neuse River at New Bern and substantial damage from Wilmington north to Beaufort and Harkers Island.
Feel free to share any photos you have taken from where you are in the comments. Here’s a shot of the back yard of my in-laws’ house a couple blocks off the beach at Oak Island:
Stay safe and if you don’t need to head out, authorities strongly suggest you stay put. We’ve put some links and other media together to give you a bit of a diversion. Here’s hoping you get through the storm with little damage and few headaches!
- Justin Williams embraces his new role, clearly:
Proud, honored and eager to represent the Carolina Hurricanes to the best of my ability. Humbled and thankful for all the supportive messages from everyone. Games can’t come quick enough @NHLCanes— Justin Williams (@JustinWilliams) September 14, 2018
- The new Hurricanes captain joined Adam and Joe yesterday to talk about the new-look team and what to expect from him as a captain and from Rod Brind’Amour as head coach. [WRALSportsFan (audio)]
- A good number of players are going to get an education in Raleigh high water protocol:
Of the 50 Hurricanes in town for training camp, 30+ are staying in a hotel by Crabtree, which is obviously a flood-prone zone. Team is confident hotel itself is fine and bus driver says he has routes to avoid any trouble spots getting to PNC.— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) September 12, 2018
- Perhaps the least surprising thing ever tweeted:
Not going to get into details, but Rod Brind'Amour's speech to open camp might have been the best I've ever seen. You could feel the fresh air rushing into the room.— Mike Sundheim (@MikeSundheim) September 14, 2018
- It’s a different atmosphere for sure after four years of Bill Peters with Brind’Amour in charge. [News & Observer]
- Never fear: Peters might be gone, but the Kinetico water sponsorship is alive and well.
Big scoop: new Kinetico spokesperson is none other than @JohnForslund— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) September 13, 2018
- Anton Khudobin has a Harry Potter elf on his mask...
What is a 3-foot house elf from Harry Potter doing on the new @DallasStars mask of Anton Khudobin? Artist @Sylabrush explains it’s all in a nickname: https://t.co/V1KjoU5EoP pic.twitter.com/OZcpoGY4LO— InGoal Magazine (@InGoalMedia) September 12, 2018
- ...and Defending Big D got to the bottom of it. [Defending Big D]
- The Flames and Bruins are playing a pair of preseason games in China, and Derek Ryan is blogging about the trip. [NHL.com]
- Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg’s career is over thanks to a degenerative back condition. [Winging It in Motown]