Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge

Charleston, Working On Irma

A day before hurricane Irma Charleston, South Carolina, started the familiar ritual.

Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

We are a town of visitors and southern hospitality still rules, even while the doors are being sand bagged against the water.

Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

The doors remained open. Not only were there tourist still in some hotels, people evacuating from Florida came in. Which considering we are a peninsula, on the ocean, with a history of floods, surprised me.

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Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

However, later in the day things were getting buttoned up.

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Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

The fire department closed up everything they could, I think they’ve been here before. All the plywood is marked where it is to be attached. At least someone saved some from last time.

Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

These photographs were taken the day before the storm. Now, a day after, I’m not sure how much some of these little rows of sand bags worked.

Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

I’ll need to wait until the water goes back out into the harbor to check the results.

 

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