Category Archives: North Carolina

“Protestors” “Rioters” block I40 in Greensboro NC, Gov Cooper stand down order?, Where was NC highway patrol?, Greensboro Police allow?, This will not be tolerated!

“Protestors” “Rioters” block I40 in Greensboro NC, Gov Cooper stand down order?, Where was NC highway patrol?, Greensboro Police allow?, This will not be tolerated!

“We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“Weaker people, whether at school, at home or elsewhere are best protected from stronger people, with ill intent, by guns and proper security measures.”…Citizen Wells

“Robinson asked city leaders “when are you all going to start standing up for the majority?” – a group he said includes himself, as “a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody, never committed a serious crime, never committed a felony.”…Mark Robinson at Greensboro City Council meeting

 

*** Update 9:23 AM see below ***

I40, Interstate 40 in Greensboro, NC was blocked last night by thugs, aka, “protestors” and “rioters”.

Where was the NC Highway Patrol?

Where was the Greensboro Police?

Did NC Governor Roy Cooper issue a stand down order?

From CBS 17.

“Both directions of Interstate 40 in Guilford County are closed because of protesters blocking the highway, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

The interstate will be shut down between Patterson Street and Randleman Road until further notice due to heavy traffic and protests in the area.

The interstate was closed around 7:39 p.m. on Saturday, according to the NC Department of Transportation.

It is expected to reopen at 10:39 p.m. on Saturday night.

The interstate is closed near West Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro at mile marker 217.”

Read more:

https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/video-protesters-shut-down-i-40-near-greensboro/

Apparently I40 reopened this morning.

This will not be tolerated!

***  Update  ***

I just spoke with the NC Highway Patrol office in Raleigh.

I was told that the stretch of I40 that runs through Greensboro is under the jurisdiction of the Greensboro Police Dept.

 

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Greensboro News Record fake news low, Quotes UK professor Brian Klass in Washington Post article with no attribution “I live in Britain. Thank goodness…”

Greensboro News Record fake news low, Quotes UK professor Brian Klass in Washington Post article with no attribution “I live in Britain. Thank goodness…”

“those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.”…George Bernard Shaw

“The function of the press is very high. It is almost Holy. It ought to serve as a forum for the people, through which the people may know freely what is going on. To misstate or suppress the news is a breach of trust.” …. Louis D. Brandeis

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

The following article was in the April 23, 2020 print edition of the Greensboro News Record. The article originated in the Washington Post and was given no attribution by the News Record.

The News Record, amazingly has become even more biased as a mouthpiece for the left and continues to present fake news with a heightened level of fake attacking President Trump.

From the Washington Post and printed in the Greensboro News Record.

“I live in Britain. Thank goodness there’s no Fox News here.

The United Kingdom and the United States are both hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are run by populist blowhards whose larger-than-life hair and egos are inversely proportional to their regard for expertise. And both of those leaders badly botched the crucial early months, failing to prepare testing or protective equipment as the disease silently spread unchecked through populations on both sides of the Atlantic.

But there’s something very different about life in Britain in the time of the novel coronavirus: There’s no Fox News here. Thank goodness for that.

Yes, we are also dealing with horrific death tolls. And sure, there’s plenty of polarization and anger (remember Brexit?).

But at least there aren’t crowds amassing in Westminster to protest public health interventions that save lives, encouraged by TV personalities who know better than to go there themselves. There isn’t a quack “doctor” who has never had a medical license given national airtime to say the exact opposite of what every serious infectious disease expert and epidemiologist in the country is saying. There’s no local version of Fox News pundit Sean Hannity, who has systematically played down concerns over the virus. There are no rightwing comedians being given a platform to hawk unproven drugs on television. And the prime minister isn’t responding to cable TV news by calling on his supporters to “liberate” Birmingham from the very measures that his administration officially supports. ”

“This is tragedy masquerading as farce. Fox News firebrands Ingraham, Hannity and Judge Jeanine Pirro are putting lives at risk. TV personalities who are paid millions of dollars a year are encouraging ordinary people to do things that could get them killed. Pirro said, “God bless them” in reference to the protesters. She implied that churches and synagogues should defy orders to not hold services. If she really supports the protests and illegal services, what better way than to attend with her relatives? There’s already disturbing evidence that some Fox News viewers listened to the reckless playing down of the virus during February and early March and took risks that ended their lives. “He watched Fox, and believed it was under control,” one family member of a deceased man explained. This isn’t the only evidence that Republicans who watch Fox News are more likely to believe the threat from the virus is exaggerated. The same risks apply to the “liberate” protests. Mark my words: Some of the people bunching together to chant “Give me liberty or give me death” without masks will die. But in the meantime, they’ll also infect innocent people and put doctors and nurses at higher risk of dying, too. So much for rainbows and Thursday night clapping.

The lockdowns are producing severe economic pain. Nobody wants them to continue. But the economic damage is being caused by a public health emergency. Saving the economy and saving lives requires the same strategy. If everything opens up prematurely, as many Fox News personalities suggest, we’ll be back at square one.

When all this is over, I hope Americans will have learned this lesson from Britain: A deadly pandemic is destructive enough.

We don’t need the dangerous nonsense spewed by Fox News to make it worse.”

Read more:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/22/i-live-britain-thank-goodness-theres-no-fox-news-here/

Brian Klass is not listed as being a physician and is woefully uninformed on the information the US was being provided by China and WHO in January and February of this year on the Covid-19 virus.

Furthermore, from Professor Klass’ countryman George Bernard Shaw:

“those who candothose who can’tteach.”

My ancestors left England and Europe centuries ago. I am forever grateful.

Recently Citizen Wells called out the News Record for exceeding the fake news level of the Washington Post.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/04/21/greensboro-news-record-fake-news-on-trump-and-who-worse-than-washington-post-nr-omitted-truth-from-wapo-article-news-record-awarded-5-orwells/

 

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Greensboro News Record fake news on Trump and WHO worse than Washington Post, NR omitted truth from WAPO article, News Record awarded 5 Orwells

Greensboro News Record fake news on Trump and WHO worse than Washington Post, NR omitted truth from WAPO article, News Record awarded 5 Orwells

“If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world but I am sure we would be getting reports from hell before breakfast.”… William Tecumseh Sherman

“The function of the press is very high. It is almost Holy. It ought to serve as a forum for the people, through which the people may know freely what is going on. To misstate or suppress the news is a breach of trust.” …. Louis D. Brandeis

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

Let me be clear.

I do not subscribe to the left mouthpiece fake news Greensboro News Record.

I did deliver and collect for them when I was 12.

I do intend to piss on their metaphorical grave when they go under which should be soon.

Imagine being more biased and fake news then the Washington Post.

Here is the most recent example.

From the Greensboro News Record print edition April 20, 2020 quoting the Washington Post.

“Americans at WHO told Trump about virus threat

More than a dozen U.S. researchers, physicians and public health experts, many of them from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were working full time at the Geneva headquarters of the World Health Organization as the novel coronavirus emerged late last year and transmitted real-time information about its discovery and spread in China to the Trump administration, according to U.S. and international officials.

A number of CDC staffers are regularly detailed to work at WHO in Geneva as part of a rotation that has operated for years. Senior Trump-appointed health officials also consulted regularly at the highest levels with the WHO as the crisis unfolded, the officials said.

The presence of so many U.S. officials undercuts President Donald Trump’s charge that the WHO’s failure to communicate the extent of the threat, born of a desire to protect China, is largely responsible for the rapid spread of the virus in the United States.

The administration has also sharply criticized the Chinese government for withholding information.

But the president, who often touts a personal relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping and is reluctant to inflict damage on a trade deal with Beijing, appears to see the WHO as a more defenseless target.”

Read more:

https://www.greensboro.com/washingtonpost/uncategorized/americans-at-world-health-organization-transmitted-real-time-information-about-coronavirus-to-trump/article_9440b2e3-06e7-525d-a813-d0f1bf81301e.html

From the Washington Post and left out of the News Record article:

“”In a statement provided to The Washington Post after online publication of this article, Caitlin B. Oakley, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, confirmed that in January, HHS had 17 staff members, including 16 from the CDC, at the WHO, “working on a variety of programs, including covid-19 and Ebola.” She emphasized that the staff members were not “decision-makers.”

“Furthermore, I’d add that just because you have Americans embedded in WHO providing technical assistance does not change the information you are getting from WHO leadership,” Oakley said in an email. “We have learned now that WHO information was incorrect and relied too heavily on China.” Questioning why the WHO “did not press China harder,” she said that “the lack of transparency aided and abided by WHO leadership hampered understanding of the virus and delayed the global response.”

China “stalled for weeks” in allowing WHO experts to visit in January and February, Oakley said, “and the WHO never criticized them for the delay and even praised China for its ‘transparency.’ ””

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“A G-7 statement issued after the call supported the need to review the WHO’s performance. “We cannot have business as usual and must ask the hard questions about how [the pandemic] came about,” said British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, standing in for virus-stricken Prime Minister Boris Johnson. But he stressed that a post-crisis review should be “driven by science.”

In announcing the funding cutoff, Trump said last week that the WHO parroted incorrect Chinese statements and “failed to investigate credible reports . . . that conflicted directly with the Chinese government’s official accounts.” He criticized “the inability of the WHO to obtain virus samples” that China continues to refuse to supply.

A Senate aide who has tracked the issue said “there was clearly an effort” by China “not to provide transparent data and information” in the early stages of the outbreak.

“We were looking to WHO to provide that information, and they did not. It was unclear as to whether they didn’t get that transparency from the Chinese, or that they chose not to share what they did get under pressure from the Chinese,” said the aide, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.”

Read more:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/americans-at-world-health-organization-transmitted-real-time-information-about-coronavirus-to-trump-administration/2020/04/19/951c77fa-818c-11ea-9040-68981f488eed_story.html

The Washington Post bears some responsibility for the News Record fake news. Indeed their heading is misleading:

“Americans at World Health Organization transmitted real-time information about coronavirus to Trump administration”

For what really happened, examine the timeline of WHO and US interaction here.

From The Epoch Times:

“The WHO has said that Chinese authorities first informed it about the outbreak on Dec. 31, 2019. While that would have been a golden opportunity to mitigate the spread of the virus worldwide, the WHO conveyed none of its information to the world that day.”

“On Jan. 2, The Epoch Times reported on the efforts of the CCP to block information about the outbreak and the high levels of anxiety spreading throughout the city.

A Wuhan Health Commission directive prohibited all medical facilities in the city “from publicizing medical information without permission,” and online discussions about the outbreak were quickly censored. On Jan. 1, Wuhan police said that they had detained eight locals who had spread “rumors” about the outbreak.

As it turned out, at least some of the suppressed whistleblowers were doctors who had tried to warn colleagues about the new virus.

Panicked locals cleared Wuhan pharmacies of surgical masks and over-the-counter preventive Chinese medicines. China expert and physician Tang Jingyuan warned a government coverup might exacerbate the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, the WHO remained silent.”

Read more:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-communist-subversion-of-who-undermined-global-pandemic-response_3313092.html

 

For its continued efforts to be the mouthpiece for the left and fake news, the Greensboro News Record is awarded 5 Orwells.

 

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NC Governor Roy Cooper absurd edict April 9, 2020, Executive order, Remove Cooper from office, NC has extremely low Covid-19 deaths, Overreach of power

NC Governor Roy Cooper absurd edict April 9, 2020, Executive order, Remove Cooper from office, NC has extremely low Covid-19 deaths, Overreach of power

“Compare, for example, numbers from leading causes of death in US-published by the @CDCgov for 2017–not to mention hundreds of thousands of abortions. Meanwhile, #DomesticViolence is escalating. Job losses will trigger suicides from despair. People can’t meet basic needs.”...Attorney Sidney Powell

“How many Americans suffering from other illnesses cannot see a doctor now? How many Americans will lose their jobs, their life savings, their retirement prospects, and their incalculable feeling of self-worth? How many will succumb to depression, drug or alcohol abuse, and suicide? How many will lose their homes, divorce their spouses, or suffer abuse? How many will never recover in their careers? How many small businesses, including the vital ones of doctors, dentists, and veterinarians, will vanish from your community? How many young people will “fail to launch”?”…Mises Wire

“You can’t fix stupid.”…Ron White

 

NC has a population of approx 10.5 million and is the 9th most populous state.

NC has an extremely low death rate from Covid-19.

I agree with social distancing and common sense measures.

I do not agree with NC Governor Roy Cooper’s absurd edict today, April 9, 2020, in his executive Executive order.

This is not NY, NJ or idiot LA.

Governor Cooper has overstepped his authority, apparently lost his mind and should be removed from office.

From ABC 11 News:

“Governor Roy Cooper announced during a news conference that a new executive order will go into effect Monday that makes changes to guidelines for shopping and grocery and retail stores.

Starting Monday at 5 p.m., stores cannot exceed 20 percent of fire capacity or five people for every 1,000 square feet at any given time.

Stores must also have 6-foot markers at congregation areas like checkouts and must perform frequent cleaning and disinfection.

Additionally, the executive order will encourage that all stores have shopping hours for seniors and at-risk people as well as have hand sanitizer accessible for shoppers. The governor asks that stores use shields for employees at checkout and limit aisles to one-way traffic.”

https://abc11.com/health/watch-gov-cooper-gives-update-on-covid-19-in-nc/6088955/

“five people for every 1,000 square feet”

Cooper is obviously on drugs.

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Blain Dillard Wake County NC parent sued by MVP for criticizing Mathematics Vision Project Common Core based program,  Son went from A-B to D-F math student

Blain Dillard Wake County NC parent sued by MVP for criticizing Mathematics Vision Project Common Core based program,  Son went from A-B to D-F math student

“When an opponent declares, “I will not come over to your side,” I calmly say, “Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”…Adolf Hitler 

“North Carolina should have the highest education standards in the world, but we can do better than Common Core.”

“5. Teachers need to be free to teach. Common Core is just another set of bureaucratic mandates that will force teachers to teach to the test. There has been much frustration from the teaching community regarding this aspect of No Child Left Behind, so the federal government created waivers from NCLB only to replace it with more burdensome guidelines that will take creativity and innovation out of the classroom. If we want innovation in education, we should focus less on standards and more on allowing our teachers to do what they do best — teach.”…NC Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

From WRAL News.

“MVP math suing Wake County parent for ‘libel and slander’ after he criticized program

The company behind a controversial math curriculum being used in Wake County public schools has filed a lawsuit against a Cary parent, accusing him of “libel and slander” and “tortious interference with business relations” after he criticized the program.

An attorney for the Utah-based Mathematics Vision Project, or MVP, said the company decided to sue parent Blain Dillard after he made “false statements” about the company. Dillard says he is “innocent of all allegations and can defend each and every point made in the summons.””

“Dillard has spoken at numerous Wake County Board of Education meetings and with the news media about his dislike of MVP, which he says caused his 10th grade son to go from being an A and B math student to failing the subject in a short time period.”

“Karen Carter, another parent who has been critical of MVP, emailed local, state and national education leaders Tuesday to show support for Dillard.

“Is this the type of company WCPSS is comfortable being in business with? One that sues parents?” Carter wrote. “How can WCPSS parents and taxpayers be assured that their money, which WCPSS gave to MVP for various services, licensing fees, etc., isn’t being used to sue one of our own citizens? Although WCPSS cannot control MVP’S actions, they can control giving more taxpayer money to them which can be used to go after one of the district’s parents.””

Read more:

https://www.wral.com/mvp-math-suing-wake-county-parent-for-libel-and-slander-after-he-criticized-program/18540021/

From Blain Dillard.

“I am a parent in Wake County, NC, which includes Raleigh. We are home to the Wake County Public School System, one of the 15 largest in the US.

This past weekend I was served a summons written by Strong & Hanni, PC, of Salt Lake City, UT, for a complaint against me from Mathematics Vision Project, LLC (MVP), of Lehi, UT. The complaint alleges “libel and slander” and “tortious interference with business relations” related to statements I’ve made about MVP either on Facebook, my blog, or at our county school board meetings. I am innocent of all allegations and can defend each and every point made in the summons.

The case was filed in the Utah Fourth Judicial District Court as Case number 190401221.

This is an attempt at intimidation and bullying to silence my and other parents’ free speech advocating for our children’s education.

BACKGROUND
MVP creates curriculum resources for mathematics, and was adopted by my county beginning in 2017. My son was a 10th grader taking MVP Math 2 in 2018 when I noticed his grades suddenly declining. He went from being an A-B math student to a D-F math student almost instantly. I later found that this was largely related to the nature of how MVP is taught. It is considered a “discovery methodology” where students work in groups to try to figure out the math while the teacher facilitates. MVP is strongly supportive of Common Core math standards.

I soon found that my son was not alone. Many other parents in our county were complaining about MVP in various parent Facebook groups I saw. In February, 2019, I created a Facebook group dedicated to supporting parents of students in MVP. The group now has over 1400 members. I also created a web page and a blog where I and others gathered research and resources and documented cases where I analyzed data related to districts which adopted MVP. Many parents attended protests and spoke at school board meetings and some have been featured in our local news. Over 400 students at my son’s school conducted a student walkout in protest of MVP. Working with an attorney, 16 parents filed a formal complaint with our school system alleging 10 policy violations related to MVP in our county. The school system denied the complaint in June.

I am not alone in this fight. However, I am being singled out by MVP in this lawsuit because I am one of the originators of the social media campaigns and much of the research advocating against using the MVP curriculum.

Thank you for your prayers and support during this time.”

https://www.gofundme.com/f/wake-county-math-parent-legal-defense-fund

 

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Democrat mouthpiece Greensboro News Record opinion, Judge overturn of Voter ID amendment, “ginned up by phony claims of voter fraud” What???

Democrat mouthpiece Greensboro News Record opinion, Judge overturn of Voter ID amendment, “ginned up by phony claims of voter fraud” What???

“Other payments which are disclosed on Bladen County Improvement Association PAC contribution reports include
the following:

Mary Johnson, witness for 74 ballots, $450;
Lola Wooten, witness for 58 ballots, $500;
Deborah Cogdell, witness for 45 ballots (including both witnesses on 1 ballot), $300; and
Bridgette Keaton, witness for 16 ballots, $630.”…Bladen County NC election protest 2016

“What is your threshold for acceptable voter fraud since 1 vote can win most elections?”…Citizen Wells

“We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

I delivered the Greensboro News Record as a youth.

Since its demise as a proper news reporting entity has already occurred, I will celebrate its eventual closing when it happens for what it has become. A mouthpiece for the Democrat Party.

From the Greensboro News Record Opinion column February 28, 2019.

“A judge’s ruling last week that nullifies two amendments to the N.C. Constitution was the wrong solution to the right problems. And it should be overturned on appeal.

One amendment requires voter ID at the ballot; the other permanently lowers the cap on state income tax rates from 10 percent to 7 percent. Both were ill-conceived and unnecessary.

But the voters approved both provisions on a statewide ballot by solid margins. The voter ID amendment passed with 55.6 percent of voters approving. The new cap on state income tax rates passed with 57 percent of the vote. Both should stand unless the amendments themselves fail legal challenges.

The state NAACP sued over the amendments, and Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins ruled in its favor. Collins wrote in his decision that the state legislature “is so gerrymandered that its members don’t truly represent the people of the state and thus should never have proposed constitutional amendments in the first place.””

“Make no mistake, the voter ID amendment was ginned up by phony claims of voter fraud. It disenfranchises the poor and minorities. And yes, the income tax rate amendment is shortsighted, tying the state’s hands in ways that could prevent it from meeting future needs that require public investment. Both still may be overturned for legitimate reasons.

But the referendum on the amendments in November was not gerrymandered. Every eligible voter had an opportunity to weigh in, regardless of party or district. And the yeas prevailed.

“These amendments were placed on the ballot and passed by an overwhelming majority of North Carolinians,” N.C. GOP Chairman Robin Hayes said in a written statement. “This unprecedented and absurd ruling by a liberal judge is the very definition of judicial activism.”

We don’t agree with Hayes on much. But in this case, he’s right.

The state GOP plans to appeal, and the case ultimately could reach the state Supreme Court, where we hope the voters’ desires will carry more weight.”

Read more:

https://www.greensboro.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/our-opinion-judge-s-amendments-ruling-is-the-wrong-remedy/article_c37a8513-697d-5d69-ae77-7e8a9b9da525.html

It is a shame that the Greensboro News Record, the paper I delivered as a youth, is so in bed with the Democrat Party that it cannot report the truth without injecting the party line.

“The state GOP plans to appeal, and the case ultimately could reach the state Supreme Court, where we hope the voters’ desires will carry more weight.”

That just had to put the following party lines (lies) in:

  1. “the voter ID amendment was ginned up by phony claims of voter fraud.”
  2. “It disenfranchises the poor and minorities.”

Voter ID disenfranchises no one! It treats everyone the same.

Phony claims of voter fraud?

“From the Greensboro News Record December 3, 2016.

“MCCRORY ASKS SBI TO LOOK INTO POTENTIAL VOTER FRAUD

The State Board of Elections dismissed a complaint originating from a rural North Carolina county that could have prevented scores of ballots from being counted in close races for governor and auditor.

The board voted 3-2 on Saturday to reject the protest from a Bladen County candidate, who with assistance from Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign, alleged workers for a political committee that received Democratic funds fraudulently filled out absentee ballots.

Lawyers pushing the complaint suggested the board could throw out as many as 419 mail-in absentee ballots. They said evidence showed that a losing write-in candidate for soil and water conservation district supervisor showed up on nearly 170 ballots and may have originated from only seven people. The lawyers said none of those ballots should be tallied for any races.”

“”We have an obligation to ensure that every vote is counted accurately and that our elections process is conducted legally,” said McCrory. “Any verified instance of voter fraud or other illegal activity should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.””

https://citizenwells.com/2016/12/04/nc-state-board-of-elections-denies-bladen-county-protest-that-implicated-north-carolina-democrat-party-of-possible-fraud-criminal-investigation-mentioned-in-nov-20-meeting-perkins-coie-helped-obama/

From Citizen Wells November 25, 2016.

“NC State Board of Elections meeting audio reveals widespread voter fraud, Greensboro News Record lies again”

“Square what the News Record and the rest of the disgusting mainstream media has “reported” versus the following.

Hey News Record editors. Did you listen to the entire State Board of Elections meeting?

I did.”

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https://citizenwells.com/2016/11/25/nc-state-board-of-elections-meeting-audio-reveals-widespread-voter-fraud-greensboro-news-record-lies-again-339-felons-voted-illegally-nc-democrat-party-complicit-in-bladen-county-fraud-reckless/

 

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Guilford County NC hit hard by Hurricane tropical storm Michael, Surprised by flooding and numbers of large trees falling

Guilford County NC hit hard by Hurricane tropical storm Michael, Surprised by flooding and numbers of large trees falling

“You don’t miss your water until your well runs dry.”…William Bell

 

It is difficult to complain about the impact of Hurricane and then tropical storm Michael on Guilford County NC with the devastation of south Florida.

However, Guilford County sustained a surprising amount of impact. Especially in power outages.

From the Greensboro News Record Saturday, October 13, 2018.

“Duke Energy says customers can go to their website to get updates on power outages. For most Triad counties, there is no estimated time for when power could be restored”

“Here’s what the Duke Energy outage map is reporting as of Saturday at 9:30 a.m:

Statewide: 283,704

Guilford: 71,175

Rockingham: 19,993

Forsyth: 13,947

Alamance: 15,975

Randolph: 13,412

Davidson: 5,613

Caswell: 6,733

Stokes: 2,093

Montgomery: 1.080

Davie: 973″

Read more:

https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/duke-energy-estimates-tuesday-night-before-power-is-fully-restored/83-603481137

In my drive through a very small section of Greensboro, I was astounded at the number of large trees that had toppled.

From the Greensboro News Record October 12, 2018.

“Jennifer Hedrick’s story was years in the making.

Hedrick was in bed Thursday afternoon when she heard a tree fall. From the noise she thought it fell into a neighbor’s house. But then her 10-year-old son began to cry.

“He was looking out the window and said, ‘A tree fell on your car,’” she said.

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Neighbor Cleiff Liendo records damage to a Jeep on David Caldwell Drive after Tropical Storm Michael left a trail of damage in Greensboro, N.C., on Oct. 12, 2018.

At that moment she didn’t know about the widespread devastation in her neighborhood and across the Triad. She just knew that a tree had fallen on the Jeep she started leasing three months ago.

Hedrick and her husband, Joshua, said all the people in their neighborhood along David Caldwell Drive pray that trees around their houses will not be the next to snap.”

“Before the family left town they, like many others in Greensboro, went on a search for food and coffee.

Lines backed up at restaurants and convenience stores that were open.

Darkened traffic lights greeted drivers on major roads like Bryan Boulevard, Battleground Avenue, Elm and West Market streets.

Downed trees littered the front of Peace United Church of Christ on West Market Street. Up the road, another tree leaned against the Greensboro College Reynolds Family Student Life Center.”

Read more:

https://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/greensboro-guilford-pick-up-pieces-after-michael/article_10150858-b10e-5e89-ae62-bac626805e3a.html

Duke Energy outage status:

https://www.duke-energy.com/outages/current-outages

 

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