Thanks to everyone for their wishes and prayers. I am certain they helped. Florence came ashore at Wilmington, NC, early Friday morning. During the day Friday, rain and wind picked up and by Friday night we had lost power. But we were prepared – generator out with lots of gas, food in the fridge, and lots of wine. 😉
Heading outside to inspect the house and surroundings, we found a ton of leaves down, some limbs and branches, but no damage. Compared to what we expected, this was mild, and the power came back on in about 15 hours, and internet this morning. I drained my husband’s phone hot spot answering messages from family yesterday.
The southeastern quadrant of the state took a direct hit. There are many thousands without power (including my son) still and flooding is extreme with dams and bridges out. The cost will be in the billions and it will take years to rebuild. Pray for the people living there and if you are of a mind, contribute to the American Red Cross or Samaritan’s purse to help them.
Again, thank you all so much!
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-florence-donations.html/?cid=fy19hurflorence&cid=disaster&med=cpc&med=cpc&source=bing&source=google&scode=rsg00000e017&scode=RSG00000E017&msclkid=14fc96e94ec6187794aacd77352f8575&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Hurricane%20Florence%7CBrand&utm_term=hurricane%20florence%20relief%20red%20cross&utm_content=Hurricane%20Florence&gclid=CLjJlrLwv90CFVfVswodg00Oig&gclsrc=ds&dclid=CL23o7Lwv90CFVAIDAodxPQBBg
Samaritan’s Purse: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-florence/?utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=m_YYHF-B18V_HHSP-LP-article&msclkid=01d844086e491602beca1f9612501756&utm_term=samaritan%27s%20purse&utm_content=SP%20brand