First up, a follow-up to that last blog, and what’s on everyone’s mind… Hurricane Florence.
Florence has thrown the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic into a tizzy. With good reason. This monster storm has been looming large on the radar screen for quite some time now. As I covered in that last blog, it caused the Governor of South Carolina to order a mandatory evacuation for folks in the coastal counties of SC. This has affected visitors to our Isle of Palms luxury rentals and us residents alike.
Things around Charleston have been anything but normal. All eight area WalMarts closed Monday night at midnight. Post offices and schools shut down (the schools have been converted to emergency shelters). Charleston International Airport (CHS) shut down all flights on Wednesday.
Where will Hurricane Florence land?
It’s been a nerve-wracking waiting game, a weird competition among spaghetti models that show various terrible scenarios. The Euro model in particular suggested dire consequences for the Lowcountry.
Sadly for our Carolinian neighbor to the north, Hurricane Florence made landfall at Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington.
Here, near Charleston, we seem to have been spared the worst. Thankfully Florence has been downgraded to “just” a tropical storm that is heading into South Carolina.
On the Isle of Palms, the winds have started to pick up, and we are expecting a lot of rain.
Check out current conditions on the Isle of Palms
If you’d like to keep up with current weather conditions here on the IOP, Exclusive Properties has installed a live beach cam.
Click here to see what the view from a luxury house on Isle of Palms looks like right now.
By the way, CHS (Charleston’s airport) is expected to open back up tomorrow, now that the threat of grave danger has passed. Our vacation homes should be back open soon for your visit.
So be safe. We’ll try to do the same. If you have any questions, just call us at EP.
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