As you are aware, Hilton Head Island was hit by the eye of Hurricane Matthew approximately 4:00 AM today.
I planned to blog about our trip this evening but I just do not have the heart to do so. This will be done later.
Here is what we know. Our property in GA where we keep Salt Lick is OK. Hank’s runabout skiff is still up on the rack/left. Friends Jeanne and Russ and many others who live there are fine. No power, so no one has returned home yet.
What we know at HHI. No power, no one allowed back onto the Island, low lying flooding, many many trees are down blocking the roads. #278 – the one and only main road onto the Island is blocked in several places, all docks at Blue Heron point are destroyed, docks at Palmetto Bay Marina are destroyed with boats all askew, and rumor the same for Harbor Town marina.
What we DO NOT know — status of our condo and office/warehouse property.
Your head tells you this — you have insurance, it is only “STUFF”, and you are alive. But inside your body, your head races around a gazillion scenarios and puts one’s emotions on this very large high roller coaster. I don’t like roller coasters.
SO — Hank and I are physically here in the mid-West sitting on the Illinois River gearing up to cruise further South very early tomorrow AM. But my heart is back on my Island!!
I thank all who have expressed concerns, sent notes, made phone calls, etc. to inquire as to whether or not we were safe and what was going on. That means so much. Thank you.