Well, I made it through Hurricane Florence safe and sound, but unfortunately; my apartment was completely flooded! I want to break down and cry about losing everything that I own, but somehow I have managed to keep it together. I am taking it day by day right now. I just wanted to update you guys to let you know that I, and all of my friends and family are safe from the Hurricane.
Isn’t it funny how you tend to take things for granted, like electricity, food, water, and basic supplies, until you suddenly don’t have them anymore. I have also noticed that everyone in my community is pulling together and helping each other out. People are donating food, water and supplies as well as helping remove trees and debris from neighbors yards and driveways. It is unfortunate that it takes a devastating Hurricane to bring us all together, but nevertheless, we are all in this together.
The pictures below show some of the devastation being felt throughout my community. I have also included some pictures of the first responders and their efforts to rescue as many people as possible during the storm. However, please do not feel sorry or bad for us because we will get through this tradgedy and become a stronger community because of it!!
A fallen tree lies in front of a house during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Hurricane Florence weakened to a tropical storm, trudging through the Carolinas at 3 miles per hour as it unloaded pelting rain and floods that killed at least three people. Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A member of the U.S. Coast Guard assists Roger and Susan Hedgepeth in Lumberton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A downed tree rests on a house during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of Wilson, North Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
People walk by the boarded up front windows of Bourbon Street in preparation for Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The effects of Hurricane Florence in Southeastern North Carolina are expected to begin Thursday. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP)
“Old Gal,” lies on her side after Hurricane Matthew uprooted the nearly 300-year-old pecan tree in October 2016. Note the railroad tie at center left, leaning on the roots.
A tree uprooted by strong winds lies across a street in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C.,Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
A work truck drives on Hwy 24 as the wind from Hurricane Florence blows palm trees in Swansboro N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
A bicyclist rides through a flooded South Water Street on Friday as Florence makes landfall in Wilmington, N.C. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti
Emergency workers inspect a power line that was damaged by a tree uprooted by Hurricane Florence in Mount Olive, N.C., Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018.
<> on September 11, 2018 in Wilmington, United States.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC – SEPTEMBER 11: Workers board up a home while preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 11, 2018 in Wrightsville Beach, United States. Hurricane Florence is expected on Friday possibly as a category 4 storm along the Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina coastline. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WILMINGTON, NC- SEPTEMBER 14: A fire truck drives past a large tree blown over by Hurricane Florence on September 14, 2018 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Hurricane Florence hit Wilmington as a category 1 storm causing widespread damage and flooding along the Carolina coastline. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WILMINGTON, NC – SEPTEMBER 15: People wait in line to fill up their gas cans at a gas station that was damaged when Hurricane Florence hit the area, on September 15, 2018 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm Friday and at least five deaths have been attributed to the storm, which continues to produce heavy rain and strong winds extending out nearly 200 miles. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A man secures plywood to protect a window of a property ahead of Hurricane Florence in Greenville, N.C., on Sept. 12, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Callaghan O’Hare.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Candelori/REX/Shutterstock (9881834j) Flooding is seen nearly sixteen hours before the landfall of Hurricane Florence, as early storm surges caused the Neuse River to rise above its’ banks in New Bern, NC Hurricane Florence, North Carolina, USA – 13 Sep 2018
A person walks past a flooded roadway in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
An uprooted tree partially blocks Terminal Dr. at the Florence Regional Airport as Hurricane Florence slowly moves across the East Coast Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Florence, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)