I live abut 15 minutes in from the coast and where I grew up and lived for most of my adult life. With relatives on the immediate coast, I opted to stay with a cousin. They have 4 houses in the area and one or all of them might need help bailing water out of basements if the sump pumps couldn't keep up. Okay, and the total truth is I love storms...they are a magnificent display of God to me. There is always destruction, but also good things come out of the ashes so-to-speak.
Adrenaline builds on the coast as you ready for the storm...batteries and lanterns, water, medicines, rain gear, non-perishables, full gas tanks, cameras & lots of memory
Monday morning my cousin and hostess, Janine, and I were up and out taking before pictures. High tide was hours away when these were taken.
On the waterfront early Monday at DeBiasi's dock.
Floating docks from the yacht club (building on the right) floated out of the parking lot and blocked the road.