Well, the sun is out! We survived Hurricane Florence!!
I really wanted to put out a well written blog post about this entire nightmare named Florence, however, I’m finding it pretty difficult to find words to put to it. It was scary and still is, as the Cape Fear and Little River’s still have not crested.
My husband and I had to go out in the middle of it to assist our neighbor across the street, who’s husband is on a ventilator. They had a piece of siding that was torn part way off and banging against the house. We were afraid it would break the window of their bedroom. Watching my husband on a ladder 10 feet up, in the middle of the hurricane with the wind and rain was an experience to say the least, but we needed to make sure they were safe.
I think I will just show y’all some pictures so you can get an idea.
The pictures above and below are the property and then the house.
It seems as though “truck problems” come with every hurricane. During Matthew, my husbands truck broke down in our wedding reception parking lot and had to be towed a few days later. This time, it appears that there is a transmission problem with the truck. We were on the way to the transmission shop and then…..this!! We were within a couple blocks and couldn’t get there.
Of course you still need to eat, so we had tacos one night. The next we had shrimp scampi and green beans. We had purchased a generator after Hurricane Matthew so we were able to us our electric frying pan for several of our meals.
Just a couple exits down from us here, Highway 95 is closed. If y’all aren’t familiar with Highway 95, this is the main highway that runs from Florida to Maine along the East Coast.
Getting to Wilmington and the Coast is pretty impossible right now. I know this looks like a river, however, this is Highway 40. Last evening they had to have police and military get into boats to bring in security for the area.
When we have a “Girls Beach Trip” we usually go to Topsail Beach. This is a picture of a hotel and restaurant that we usually go to eat at called The Breezway. White caps in the parking lot from the walkway which is several steps up from the parking lot.
We always stay at The Jolly Roger Inn and Pier. Here is a before and after look of the pier.
Last night, we had some severe storms roll through and this tornado was a result of it. This touched down just down the road from our home.
Wilmington is pretty much cut off. In order to bring in supplies the Army came to the rescue.
I would like to take a moment to thank our Police, Fire, EMS and Military. I also would like to give a big thank you to all of the Linemen from NC and all around the country that came in to help us. Everyone is working so hard in extremely difficult conditions. Lastly, I would like to thank all of you that sent up prayers for my family and North & South Carolina.