The Aftermath

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 If you wish them not to be published here, send me a message and ill be glad to take them off.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.

22 comments

  1. Wow your coverage is much better than some of the news I've seen! lol Hope everything is ok with your camper. This has been a crazy storm. I'm here in TN and it's in the upper 40's or low 50's here I think. But we slept with windows open. A chill in the air but coffee is good and a quilt around me. Gonna be in the 70's so no heat. lol

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    1. Sounds like a lovely plan of coffee and a quilt. We actually turned the heat on for the first time just to knock the chill off.

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  2. We can be grateful we live in a day and age where if a government and weathermen can get people prepared for a storm, very few people die. We can repair piers, houses, cars, etc but we can never bring back the dead.

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    1. I dont know. If you saw me this morning when I got up, youd think the dead came back.

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  3. This storm just shows how scary Mother Nature can be!!

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    1. I know! Right? And we really only got cosmetic damage. Other parts of the states got much worst.

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  4. Scary indeed. My heart goes out to those affected. Particularly those in Haiti who lost so much.

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    1. True. Haiti was a bullseye in this one. So pitiful.

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  5. Sorry about the change in plans. I know you'll find something else. Thank you for the mind blowing pictures.

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    1. Thank you for your concern. And your welcome. 🙂

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  6. Even though Matthew weakened, it packed a lot of energy and surging surf. I hope your things weathered the storm.
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    1. As of Sunday afternoon, the flooding has already gone in the campground. They are not letting anyone in. We do not know how our camper is yet.

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  7. Well said! These photos are haunting. We haven't been able to get to our place yet, but we're told by security guards that our place looks ok. We got power back today. There are still many in MB without power and flooding was still an issue in places. Hope you get good news on your place!

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    1. Thanks Laurie. Thats some good news.

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  8. THANKs for posting the photos. I have tried to find info on Matthew up that way. But once it left here heading your way they lost interest here.
    We stayed at Apache at least once. but that was years ago. Hope your unit is safe and you do get to enjoy your vacation, even if a little delayed.

    We have a lot that is considered Sunset, but it is empty. Maybe we should drive down next year and see if it was cleared.

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    1. Still looks like we may postpone :(

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    2. Ouch, sorry about that, but it will still be good to be there a little later.
      Love ya!

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  9. How well I connect with those photos, from our experience in 2005. Prayers to everyone effected.

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    1. Thanks. Power is being restored quickly.

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  10. The photos did a good job covering the storm in that area. We stayed one time years ago in the travel park that is now under water.
    Hope all is well with your camper.

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    1. Thats our home away from home. Love it there! The water is gone and so are the dunes.

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  11. It just makes me cry to look at all this damage. I sure hope your camper is ok...and that clean up can start there right away. What a huge storm that was...

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