From someone who lived through Katrina and witnessed it first hand: Please, please heed the warnings and evacuate if you live close to the coast in NC and SC (which is mandatory now for the entire SC coast) and take this seriously and prepare yourself if you live further inland. I don’t know how many of you are on the east coast, but I know there are several. This storm is going to be one for the record books if it continues on like it is doing. I wish those of you in the path the best. It’s going to be bad.