An epic battle with the storm of the summer
"Mandatory evacuations" (of Hatteras Island)
"Sustained winds of at least 96 miles per hour"
"Bearing down on Coastal Carolina"
A quick Google search (after scrolling through some nonsense about a children's show) confirmed the magnitude of this rogue tropical storm. Repeatedly, similarly daunting headlines from sources who only profit by grabbing reader's attention quickly, appeared on the feed. The media clearly warns caution.
Perhaps the best predictor of Arthur's impending, fury, though, is evidenced by the actions of the locals -seasoned hurricane veterans, who know exactly how to deal with extreme weather. At least four cars have been seen headed away from the beach in the last 24 hours, and early this morning, a black sedan was spotted with it's windshield wipers beating furiously on at least the medium setting.
Clearly, the storm situation is being taken very seriously here in Georgetown, SC.
But in desperate times like these, heroes often rise. Today, RDOG, JV, and I braved Arthur. We don't like to call ourselves, "heroes;" really, we're just concerned citizens looking out for the residents of Hobcaw and Pawley's. But if you'd like to give us this prestigious title, we humbly accept.
During the most treacherous part of today's typhoon, we ventured to the shore. Video camera in hand, we documented the havoc - reporting so that everyone else might stay safe and dry indoors. We witnessed the treacherous, unbridled power of the ocean, but also heartwarming examples of the fearlessness (and utter disregard for authority) of some of Georgetown's finest.
And, ultimately, we put together a newscast that we're certain could have saved lives (that is, if there had been anyone actually at risk, or if anyone had actually been able to see it).
No, friends, there is no need to thank us. Escaping Arthur's wrath intact was thanks enough.
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