We are having heavy rains, major flooding and winds in excess of 50mph here on the Outer Banks of NC. Schools are closed, roads are closed, my yard is flooded, my neighbor's yard is now a pond. Winds and the ocean are pushing waves over the dunes and onto the roads. My chickens are on the only high ground in my yard, but I don't know how much longer their run will be without standing water in it. Thankfully they can get up into their coop. I will have to move Lucky Chicken into the house later today. The local weather guy just said that we have had more than 8 inches of rain since this started yesterday morning and it will only get worse this evening at the next high tide. Water is standing on some streets more than 2 feet deep and the weather guy is expecting standing water to be 10-12 inches deeper tonight than it is right now. The prediction is that tonight's high tide will be 7 feet above normal low tide. This is only 4 or 5 inches below what we had with hurricane Isabel. In fact the news people keep comparing this to hurricane Isabel. The news is showing cars stranded in water up to the side windows. OMG, they just showed a tractor trailer with water up to the bottom of the door! Just north of here in Virginia the DOT has closed bridges, tunnels, and lots of roads. The Weather Channel has even sent that bald guy here to report live from the beach.