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Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian has been tearing it up down South. We are feeling the affects all the way here in North Carolina with lots of rain and wind. It has now moved through Florida and back out to the sea. Hurricane Ian is now heading up the South Carolina coast and getting closer to home. 

Bad weather and storms are expected around here for the next couple days. Schools are closed and since I work for the county Government, we are closed too. I guess they are expecting it to get worst. Heavy rain and wind has never shut things down in the past as I can remember.

So today I worked from home. The temperatures were in the lower 50’s. The first of September, the temps were in the 90’s. Thats how fast the weather shifts here in the Carolinas. It’s been raining all day and the winds are high. I have been keeping up with thing going on down on the coast. We are 400 miles from our camper at the beach. We suppose to go down in a couple of weeks. 

Once again, our campground is flooded and the dunes are washed away. The water will reside quickly once he rain and high tides stop. We have seen this before with Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The campground rebuilds quickly. Below is what the campground looks like today. The dunes are gone and debris is everywhere. It looks like the campground is in the ocean.

Below is the steps the lead over the dunes to the beach. And a photo of me sitting on those stairs on a pretty Summer day. The dunes came up as high as the rails in some places. 

Our camper is packed tight in storage so the worst damage it can have would be if a top vent blows off and gets the inside wet. So far we have never had such damage. 

The weather we have here at home does not bother me. We have no trees in the yard to worry about falling. I have a butterfly bush in the front yard that has broken in half but it will grow back next Summer. 

The wind and rain keeps me in. I am enjoying these cold rainy days with a coffee and blanket snuggled in my recliner watching Hallmark movies. I had a bad week last week and it just feels good to do nothing. 
What is the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Hurricane Florence- Sunday

Good morning yall.
It’s Sunday morning and its not too bad but we are now getting some mean wind gust from time to time from hurricane Florence here in the Charlotte area of North Carolina.

We had a good day yesterday with hardly any rain or wind. We actually went for a nice walk in the mist. I spent the rest of the day cleaning and catching up on laundry. 
This storm is only moving 2 miles per hour. That means lots of rain for a while but forcast shows sunny on Wednesday.

Here is the forcast at 10:00 am this Sunday morning.

  • We still have power 
  • but the internet and cable are out across the neigborhood. 
  • Churches have cancelled services this morning.
  • We could hear the rain hitting the gutters during the night and gust of wind blowing through the attic vents.
  • There is a creek behind our house that will often over flow in a big rain but it has remained low and calm and we have not see any trees down. 
  • Only leafy branches spread across the yard from the neighbors trees. 
  • We do not have any trees in our yard execpt a dogwood in the back and a butterfly bush in the front. Both are doing fine. 
  • I worry about some of the neighbors with towering penoaks and pines.
  • Got word that the campground were we camp and store our camper at the beach is ok with no damage. 
  • We have someone that will be checking on any damage to our camper in the morning. 
  • My brother in law is headed back today to his home on the beach. It was spared. They lost power but no damages.
  • Without internet or TV we are bored. The stores around here are closed for safety of their workers.
  • Its raining too hard to go for a walk and all my cleaning is done.
  • Gonna try and talk Nick into putting on rain gear and going for a walk anyway so he will stop walking circles around the house. 
  • And I have eaten all my hurricane snacks.
“It’s a gully washer” as my dad would say.

More later
Stay safe. 

Hurricane Florence- Saturday

Today is Saturday and they expect the Hurricane Florence to hit my area this morning. Despite what you see on tv, the weathermen are playing it up in some areas. They have been seen faking heavy winds and bad conditions. It’s giving them more views but giving people loss of security. However, there are some that are really getting pounded by this storm right now and my prayers are with them. Where I live, the winds are picking up and the rain just started coming down at 8:30am. Here is the most recent forcast image of my area (Charlotte). 

For my family and followers, I plan to keep you updated on the hurricane each day until it passes. That means I plan to have an updated post each day for the next two or three days. (as if your not seeing enough on TV already).

We were actually going to take a beach trip this weekend but shes coming to us instead. Our next trip down will be to check on damages to our camper.

I live in the Charlotte area, 200 miles from the coast. We are expected to have lots of rain, downed trees and power outages. However, people here are really freaking out and the grocery stores are out of everything. We are not stocked up but have enough to get us by if we are stranded in the house for a couple days and we can walk to the nearest grocery store. I doubt it will get to that point though. 

This storm is coming in sooo slow. We have been preparing for the worst all week. It’s tiring.

This is the Apache Pier on a calm day. It's well known, so a lot of news is being reported from there. Two years ago, hurricane Matthew took that owning off like a hat and also tore the end of the pier off. It has since been rebuilt. We can see the pier from where we camp a mile away.

My brother in law lives and works at the Apache Camp Ground. He and his wife and daughter have evacuated and hope they have a home to come to when they return next week.

Here is a photo from Wednesday.
This is a pier at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

The swells were getting big and the wind was picking up and shaking the piers.
The end of the pier did not make it through the night.

And here is what it looks like from my front door this morning.  

More tomorrow. 

We are hunkered down!