A day before hurricane Irma Charleston, South Carolina, started the familiar ritual.
We are a town of visitors and southern hospitality still rules, even while the doors are being sand bagged against the water.
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.
However, later in the day things were getting buttoned up.
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.
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.
I’ll need to wait until the water goes back out into the harbor to check the results.