My daughter and her fiancé had a loud, windy as hell night last night, lost some roof shingles (although no siding), but AMAZINGLY never lost power or TV service. So, they're fine, glad they stayed. But they never had any second thoughts about evacuating last year - their place came through without too much damage, but they'd have been stuck on an island with no power for the better part of a week. They were better off leaving. I don't know where Cherokee County is, but, for the love all things pure and good, stay the hell away from Alabama!