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The day after Hurricane Matthew driving from Mount Pleast to IOP in Charleston

The morning after Hurricane Matthew has blown it's way through the South Carolinas

it’s time for a quick driving lessons for eldest Son and an attempt to goto the beach for a dog walk (Blocked by the Plod). The storm had dissipated greatly by the time it had got to us up here, and was just one big almighty rain storm, so not that much wind damage but lots of storm tide and flooding damage.

Driving from Mount Pleasant, across the IOP Connector and then back up to Mount Pleasant and across to Put Bridge (that connects Mount Pleasant to Sullivans Island) for a quick stroll in the brisk blowy Charleston Harbour Breezes.

The calm before the storm – riding around Park West in Mount Pleasant SC

Days before the very naughty Hurricane Matthew hits Charleston…

I decided to stay here, ignoring the evacuation order. I feel like this house is far enough inland and sheltered enough that it wont be affected by the storm (except flying debris possibly) and the only flooding that we should face is from the rainfall.

So, it’s time for some hurricane preperation.

  • Buy lots of beer
  • Jack the Porsche up to raise it as far above the garage floor as possible
  • Test Helmet Cam and
  • Park the Triumph in the house… after taking it for a quick spin around the lovely housing estate called Park West in Mount Pleasant SC

(worst hurricane preparation system ever)