As most of you know, I graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and moved home less than a month ago. Last night hurricane Irene hit the east coast hard. Which means that Wilmington, which is already prone for flooding, has been in a state of natural disaster starting yesterday afternoon. During my years at UNCW there were many 'hurricane warnings' which meant school closed and we had hurricane parties. The hurricanes were far from life threatening and it was all in good fun. When I heard about Irene I was honestly a little upset I wasn't there to spend that time with friends and partake in the hurricane parties. That was until I started getting texts from my friends saying things like, "Seriously, I am just scared now, I should have evacuated."
Needless to say, I spent the majority of my night last night worried sick about all my friends in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach. This morning I went online to see what kind of damage hurricane Irene did to my college town.
All pictures courtesy of Starnewsonline.com which also was very good at keep up with their twitter feed and keeping everyone updated about the storm last night (thank you!).
To all my friends in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach: I am so glad you are all safe. I wish I could have been there to make the memories with you rather than being at home worried sick! I hope all of your power comes back on soon and that they cancel classes on Monday! :) I miss and love you all.
Hopefully Hurricane Irene is the worst and final hurricane of the season!
Pray for the East Coast.. Hurricane Irene is still making it's way up to the NY area.
Everyone stay safe and evacuate if possible!