Friends Phyllis and Art live right in the path of Hurricane Florence’s projected landfall. For now they are sheltering in place, being just far enough from the coast to avoid storm surge. But all of that area is lowland, filled with canals and ponds and freshwater creeks that are vulnerable to flooding. They are stocked up and ready. Neighbors have generators, should the area lose power.
With 1.5 million people being told to evacuate and the storm expected to affect a huge geographical area, getting in the car and driving many miles to safety — especially with a large old dog — is no easy prospect.
Hard decision, this one. I’m going to be worried about them until Phyllis is able to let me know that the danger has passed.