Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekend Recap: Staying Afloat in Charleston


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.
Saturday afternoon


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. 






4 comments:

  1. wow that is insane! im so so glad that you didnt have any water enter your house. we got a little flooding in our backyard but it's gone down today. stay safe!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. We are very thankful it didn't enter our home. Glad ya'll didn't have any damage either.

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  2. This is all so crazy! So glad it didn't get into y'all's house! I know y'all were probably going stir crazy though. :)

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    1. Yes, by Monday afternoon we were really starting to get antsy. But we are so fortune to not have damage like so many others.

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