Even The Marines Evacuated

A quieter time in Charleston, photo by Elissa Visotski

A quieter time in Charleston, photo by Elissa Visotski

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.

I took this photo on Hilton Head Island a few years ago…was at dinner with Megan

I took this photo on Hilton Head Island a few years ago…was at dinner with Megan

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.

Flat and surrounded by water.

Flat and surrounded by water.

Governor Haley just closed a news conference with a prayer.

Not a bad idea.

Watching the news, no time to blog.

 

 

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to Even The Marines Evacuated

  1. P & J says:

    Aiken has fared well with only rain and a little wind. Shelters in town are full so lots of out-of-towners. We have evacuees from Bluffton staying with us, including five dogs. 🙂

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