This is the annoying thing about hurricanes and why people hesitate to evacuate. It was the same CAT as the one that almost drowned us a couple of years ago, but happened to end up 45 miles further away from our particular coastline. The day was windy and intermittent rain, but a lot less that we usually get as an almost daily afternoon shower. No lightening, no thunder.....it was a non event. Only the people directly on the beach had any noticeable outcome. So, you prepare and stay nervous for a week only for it to fizzle out like a cheap date.