Sunday, October 9, 2016
Looks like our plans to enjoy our last days of vacation for the year may have been put on hault. Matthew has swept down the East coast taking out piers, property and power.
We are sitting here with a warm cup of coffee in the comfort of our home on this beautiful cool Sunday morning. Its 48 degrees here. Yikes.
We are scoping out social media in search of some answers on how things are going down at the coast where we have our camper stored close to the ocean.
Im sharing a few interesting photos to give you an idea of the damage Matthew (at just a category one on contact) has caused. Im sure we will see more photos and hear more news as the day goes by. My brother in law lives a mile from our camper. As soon as he can get into our campground, he is going to check on it for us. If the camper is damaged, we will have to make a way down there to fix it. If the camper is ok, then we will just wait til the coast is clear to go for a little vacation. (No pun intented)
These photos were mostly taken by my brother in law who lives at Apache or stolen off facebook and the internet from friends of friends of friends. They are not my own. If you wish them not to be published here, send me a message and ill be glad to take them off.
Myrtle Beach North- This is the Apache Pier. Its the longest wooden peir on the East coast. Open 365 days a year. Brings in many fishermen.
It has survived many storms but was no test for Matthew as the end has been swept away.
Myrtle Beach North- Here is Myrtle Beach Travel Park.
Now, under water. Booooohoooooo!
Here is another look at the Apache pier (one mile from Myrtle Beach Travel Park). Look how high the waves got!
Myrtle Beach South- Here is a view of some wash out at Ocean Lakes Campground. Just look how it bent the poles over.
Just kidding, they are made that way.
Devistating fires to homes in North Myrtle Beach as wind is causing it to spread. Fire trucks had a delay getting to the scene due to flooding and down power lines.
Here is a look at Sunset Beach Bridge. Scary!
A lot of the damage was ripped off underpin and siding. This permanent camper sits at Apache.
Some trees down.
North Myrtle Beach- Here is Ocean Drive. Under water.
Mother Nature is nothing to play with. Its amazing how wind and water can do so much damage. I feel like God allows these things to happen so we will slow down and stop a moment to take a look around us and to bring people together. Turn away from politics and madness in the world and look at magnificents of his creation.