There are several adjectives that can be used to describe this past weekend, but dry isn't one of them. We have felt nervous, shocked, concerned and helpless, given there is nothing that could be done, other than wait it out. We weren't hit with the hurricane, but the amount of rainfall South Carolina received was record breaking. The part of Charleston that we live in was hit pretty hard with flooding, specifically in our neighborhood, which is in a low lying area.
It began raining on Friday but nothing too serious. On Saturday we received a lot more water. There is a small channel of water behind our home, which slowly began to rise. By Saturday afternoon, we had a good amount of water creeping up into our yard.
Those views were nothing compared to what we woke up to on Sunday morning.
It rained throughout the night on Saturday evening, we lost power and were continuously getting up every few hours to shine a flashlight in the backyard, checking out the situation. Sunday morning, I awoke to the echoing sounds of neighbors checking on each other from their front porches where they were stranded.
Not long after, the neighborhood kids came out to take advantage of the body of water that covered the street in front of our homes. Paddle boards, kayak's, canoes, paddle boats, you name it, the neighborhood emerged to scope out the scenes.
We are so thankful that water didn't enter our home and that everyone is okay. Sending thoughts and prayers to those out there that have been tragically affect by this weather.