I wanted to post a final update on the Hurricane Florence situation that has affected all of us living in Wilmington, NC. For me, my first floor apartment got flooded with about six inches of water, but the damage that I incurred was nothing compared to those that lost their entire homes. I am happy to say that I was able to move back into my apartment last weekend, and things are finally getting back to normal.
As far as my community is concerned there is still a lot of clean up going on. Some neighborhoods are still tough to drive through due to all of the down trees and debris from the storm; which happened over a month ago now. Many people were forced to live in shelters and sleep in their cars for many weeks after the storm hit. On a positive note, people from all over have travelled here to help out with the clean up and to assist those who did lose their homes in finding new residences. FEMA really stepped up and was quick to do their assessment and to issue a check and that really helped out with the immediate need of finding somewhere to stay.
While I personally only lost power where I was staying for a total of 5 days, some people only just got their power back on a couple of weeks ago. Think about that, not having electricity for a month! Trust me, you don’t want to have to experience that because it is very humbling. It will really make you appreciate what you do have I promise you that.
So, all in all we are finally starting to bounce back from Hurricane Florence however for some it brought about irreversible damage and displacement. Please, if a Hurricane is coming your way and you are advised to prepare DO IT! Do not underestimate the power of a Hurricane and all of the devastation that comes with it. I wish you all love and light and a beautiful day!