Hey, Brunswick County!

I hope you have a peaceful Florence Week.

Here at the Evans’ home, we had two storms converge on us last week. One of them actually arrived and brought havoc, water pooling in the house, and a roaring noise.

Here’s how it all happened.

As we watched the forecast showing the Class 4 monster barreling down on South Carolina, we began to fear for our daughter and her family who lived in Charleston.

Fortunately, last Wednesday, that daughter and her husband packed up their crew and a trailer and drove 8 hours to go camping for a few days in a safe spot.

Unfortunately, that safe spot was Corbin, Kentucky. They had two days and nights of beautiful crisp mountain air and then they looked at the forecast and saw what you saw, that the storm was turning and aiming right for them. Well, they couldn't go home to Charleston, so they called us to see if we had better weather plans. We did, so they drove another 8 hours and arrived late on Thursday night with their 6 children aged 8, 7, 5, 4, 2, and 6 months.

They arrived late enough that we just put them all in beds and went to sleep hoping that the power stayed on and that there would be no destruction.

To read the entire column pick up the Sept. 19, 2018 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.