OBX homeowner spray-paints ‘CAPS’ on boarded-up windows ‘just in case Hurricane Florence didn’t know who won the Stanley Cup’
As NHL training camps prepare to open this week, hockey fans on the east coast are bracing themselves for a big hit of a different kind.
Hurricane Florence, a powerful category two storm, is churning in the Atlantic and taking aim at the Carolinas. The hurricane is expected to make landfall sometime on Thursday or Friday near the North Carolina/South Carolina border, bringing a deadly mix of storm surge flooding, high winds, and several feet of rain.
With early models predicting landfall in the continental US a week ahead of time, coastal island communities, such as North Carolina’s Outer Banks, put in place mandatory evacuations days before the storm arrived.
The hurricane will likely be the strongest storm to hit the east coast in at least 25 years, but many residents remain optimistic – such as longtime Capitals fan, Jay Fohs.
Jay even left a special message for the arriving storm: CAPS.