I spoke to College girl right before the storm. My last words were to keep us up to date. I think she took that as either "I wish they would leave me alone" Or "They will know I'm alive when I call next week for money".
Yesterday morn I was online watching the storm and checking the local weather stations for wind speeds and the Progress Energy power outage maps to see how her area fared. The winds were down but as expected there were lots of power outages.
We had no news so the wife finally texted her and we got a reply of "I'm fiiiinnne".
Later she called to say the stoplights were out but her apartment still had power. "See, I didnt need to come home" From now on she is going to be one of those that doesnt leave because she survived Irene.
In other touching survival news My oldest daughter's friend posted this on Facebook.
The old American resolve lies on.
I hope everyone else survived the storm unscathed.