It looks like David Eason is going to keep his family on THE LAND during Hurricane Florence. Before we get into all the specifics of who will and won’t be there, let’s remind ourselves about what we know from the show about the land. We saw an episode of Teen Mom where Jenelle and David were bitching about their module home sinking into the swamp land they build on. The title of the episode was QUICKSAND!
Here is exactly what they said:
Jenelle: He’s trying to say we put too much dirt on the land to fill our puddles and that we’re making all the water go down under our house. We’re like, Dude, you didn’t make the housepad big enough for the first place.’ It was flooded to begin with, and there’s water under our house. Our house is sinking basically!
David: We have the vice president coming tomorrow from corporate.It’s really obvious that I’m right.
David told the VP: I told them from the very beginning, this is a wet area. I need at least twelve inches of dirt under my house. They put four inches of dirt when I asked for twelve. They said that the inspector said it was fine! This is not how it had to be. This is wrong. This is probably the worst of the problems inside. See this? There’s way more than the usual amount of settling happening in my house. My house is sinking!
There seemed to be little done to resolve this problem. David wanted the house to be put on stilts but that didn’t happen.
Yesterday Jenelle said on Twitter, “I do not live in the evacuation zone or a flood area. Not sure what county you think I live in.”
Well, I know exactly where the land is. It is in Riegelwood, NC in Columbus County as of noon today evacuation was voluntary. The Land is just over 20 miles from Wilmington, NC. Here is the latest government information issued at noon today. Columbus County, NC – Due to a shift in Hurricane Florence’s direction, the National Weather Service is predicting that Columbus County could see substantial rainfall amounts, as much as 20 or more inches. Heavy rainfall will begin on Thursday, September 13th and could last through Saturday, September 15th.
This shift also increases our chances of experiencing strong winds. Tropical storm force winds will begin Thursday, September 13th. These winds will continue to increase as the day progresses and will last until Saturday. This is a serious storm. The National Weather Service has repeatedly called Hurricane Florence “life threatening”. There is a tremendous threat of flooding due to the large amounts of rainfall. Today is your last day to finish your hurricane preparations. Tomorrow will be too late. Please continue to monitor the weather closely. Now is the time to decide if you want to stay or if you want to evacuate.
So they live on swamp land near the Cape Fear river and two lakes in a house that is already sinking. And they plan to stay with nearly two feet of rain expected in three days. Barbara and Jace live in the mandatory evacuation zone and have already evacuated. Barbara liked this tweet two days ago, “I bet Jenelle is more scared that she’ll have Maryssa, Kaiser & Ensley home, all at the same time for a LONG period of time, then she is of the actual hurricane.”
So to summarize Jenelle and David are endangering three small children by refusing to evacuate despite living in a structurally unsound mobile home built on swamp land.
We need to amp up that prayer chain for Kaiser, Y’all!