Well. That was a whole lot of nothing. (Much, in fact, like the real Sean Hannity.)
We got a bit over 5″ of rain here in Durham, and RDU airport recorded a 26 mph wind gust. That, despite the center of Tropical Storm Hanna passing maybe 55 miles east of here. The higher winds were all on the east side of the storm–there was minor damage along the NC coast from 50-60 mph winds here and there, but nothing hugely serious. It’s been so dry around here that after the rain stopped, the minor street and creek flooding that occurred dried up amazingly fast as the ground soaked it all up.
Maybe now the Water Nazis around here will let people wash their cars again.