For those of you who have booked one of our beach rentals Charleston, Hurricane Florence is a big, looming reality.  It is that for all of us.  She is very much an unwelcome guest at our luxury beach house rentals SC – or anywhere, for that matter.

We have been monitoring the news this past weekend and week.  Frankly it’s consumed our lives in a huge way.  It affects us all as well as all of our beach house rentals Charleston SC, namely our Isle of Palms vacation rentals.

Yesterday, Governor McMaster ordered mandatory evacuations for all coastal counties in South Carolina.  It applies to residents and visitors alike.  Our Isle of Palms luxury rentals are located in Charleston County, which stretches along the SC coast from Edisto Island south of Kiawah all the way north to above McClellanville.  Anyone in a beach house Charleston was urged to leave and head to safer, higher ground.

Beginning today at noon, the Governor ordered all lanes of I-26 East reversed to allow people to leave the coast more rapidly.  Evacuation orders will last until further notice.  Schools, post offices, governmental offices and even area Wal-Marts are closed.

Earlier today, he lifted the mandatory evacuation order for the three SC counties to the south of us – Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper, with the exception of Edisto Beach.  For much of the day, it looked like Charleston was going to escape the brunt of Florence, with most of the models showing it coming ashore in North Carolina.

However, the European model this afternoon showed a concerning path that travels down the SC coastline.  We certainly hope and pray this is not the accurate path.

There is no doubt that staying in a Charleston beach house is one of the best ways to experience the Lowcountry.  A luxury house on Isle of Palms allows you to have the comfort of a true “home”base while being on vacation.  But it’s always wise to keep a weather eye out for the “h” word.  It can affect a stay in any rental homes South Carolina during this part of the year.

Hurricane hunters hoping to help re: storms near beach rentals Charleston 

A few years back, NOAA and NASA were able to conduct the most advanced technological study of hurricanes in history.  They flew unmanned aircraft into storms around the globe in an effort to better understand, and thus predict, those in the future.  The “Global Hawk” flew at very high altitudes (in fact, above the hurricanes).  The smaller “Coyote” collected data within the storms themselves.  All this hurricane chasing adds to the knowledge base to hopefully help us all stay safe from such destructive events.

So stay safe, and say a prayer for our beloved Lowcountry and the people in the path of this storm.  And when you are looking to book SC vacation rentals, call EP for the best in beach rentals Charleston.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger

 

 

 

 

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