Am I the only one who stayed up all night watching Flo slowly waddle on to land last night? After hours of the outer bands pummeling North and South Carolina, the eye slowly moved onto land at the state line between North and South Carolina. hovering over Wilmington, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The winds are dying down as the storm slows down over land but Flo continues to drop massive amounts of water on the area. Flo is currently moving at only five miles an hour so as the back bands of the storm drop even more water,up to three feet of water on the already flooded coastal areas is possible.
Over half a million people have lost power, most in North Carolina. The city of New Bern appears to be taking the brunt of it. There have been three known deaths so far. A mother and her child died when a tree fell on their house. Another woman has died from a heart attack and first responders were unable to arrive in time. As I was writing this a fourth death has been announced.
Several reality show participates have been effected by the storm. Kathryn Dennis evacuated early to Nashville. Shep went to Chicago to ride out the storm. He actually ran into Tinsley Mortimer in Chicago which is a hint that Tinsley is on again with Scott. This is not surprising as he tends to get back together with her just in time for filming each season. Austen went home to Charlotte. That was probably not the best choice since the Charlotte is on track to get tons of rain when the storm finally moves north. Patricia stayed in her home after having it boarded up, but not before dashing down to the beach to get on CNN. Thomas (and apparently Ashley) are holed up on Daniel Island a very swampy coastal area east of Charleston. Charleston so far as not been terribly hard hit the bulk of their rain is expected later today and should not be terribly significant. Storm surge should be the bigger flood issue there. Columbia is preparing for the storm to head their way late tonight or tomorrow.
The reality participant in the most peril at the moment is Jenelle and David Eason and their four children who opted to stay ON THE LAND with Kaiser, the youngest girl, David’s daughter, and Jace. I do not know how in the hell Barbara opted to evacuate and leave Jace on THE LAND with David during a hurricane, but that appears to be what has happened. Something is very off there. The land is about 20 miles inland from Wilmington, North Carolina and near the Cape Fear River. Yes, I said Cape Fear.
If any of y’all are in the effected area and still have power, please check in and let us know how you are! As for those of us in Atlanta, we are expecting rain on Sunday but at this point the storm seems to be heading to the north. It’s Sunny and hot here today with little chance of rain tomorrow.
What’s going on at your house this weekend?
UPDATE: GOOD NEWS! Kaiser is okay! Jenelle posted this photo just a bit ago. She didn’t show the other kids on her IG story yet. They tried to take the dog out but he was not having it. The property is not flood (yet) just a few puddles. The lost power but have a generator.
There is a mandatory evacuation in two counties for homes with in a mile of Cape Fear but it is for two counties further inland around Fayetteville where the river is much wider. The danger of flash flooding is still an issue for the next couple of days
PS. That little lantern is the kind I bought a couple of the other day. lol.
PPS. Ashley Jacobs posts photos of her holding Kenzie while riding out the storm with Thomas and the kids. Because, cuntsatchel.