I’ve been watching the progress of Hurricane Matthew for the last week or so, from the comfort of our new residence in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Tonight, my attention and prayers are back in South Carolina., where we had lived for the last 20 years.
It has been a while since a big storm has hit the area (Hurricane Hugo, 1989) and it saddens me that many places I have enjoyed over the years might be irreversably changed and/or destroyed. Places like Tybee Island, Hilton Head Island, Defuskie Island, Edisto, Beaufort, Charleston and even Parris Island will be pretty much completely under water tonight and tomorrow. I heard on the news that all emergency service personnel and vehicles have been moved off of Hilton Head and staged somewhere on the mainland. Unfortunately, there are civilians that stayed on the island. Bad decision.
The marines even evacuated Parris Island and moved the 6,000 receruits to Albany, GA.
Governor Haley just closed a news conference with a prayer.
Not a bad idea.
Watching the news, no time to blog.