I live about as far inland as SC goes and all the local hotel rooms were booked solid. I've noticed a whole lot more Florida tags around in the last few days on cars here- I guess those folks either couldn't find a hotel room open any closer or wanted to get clean out of harms way. Glad it's mostly over with light damage and casualties, but there's going to be a lot of clean-up to be done from tides, storm surge, and localized flooding.
I expect our roofing crew won't be available for at least a month so I hope nothing happens till they get back- my body is too old to do much roofing anymore
I used to chase the storms too- the money was great but the life was awful.