Hurricane in the Mountains

For all the devastation hurricane Ian caused in Florida, the effects were not noticeable in the North Carolina mountains near Asheville. Were there dire warnings? Yes, indeed! The forecast was for heavy rain and high winds above 3,500 feet. I don’t know what happened on top of mountains, but at 2,600 feet there was nothing worth writing about. Rain fell gently during the night, and I never heard any wind.

I removed small items from the porches and deck and checked the garden for things that could cause damage if hurled about by high winds. I rewound hoses and unplugged fountain and waterfall. Shawn’s dahlias were moved inside for safety.

Here is what the sky looked like when the rain was due to begin.

I took a video of Jonathan Creek the day the storm was to hit and another the next day for comparison. It doesn’t matter which you look at; they are almost the same. Normally, after a good rainstorm, most of the rocks would be totally under water.

Creek before hurricane
Creek after hurricane

The final statement about this hurricane came from the rain gauge that my brother installed a few weeks ago. It read ¼ inch.

I continue to pray for all those whose lives were disrupted by hurricane Ian and the families of all who died. May God bless you and help you cope with all that is happening to you.

32 thoughts on “Hurricane in the Mountains

  1. So far all of my blog friends have come out on top. God has blessed you tool . Haven’t heard from Rabbit Patch yet so I’ll continue to pray. The flowers are beautiful by the way. I have one last one that is the most beautiful purple.


  2. Oh, I’m so glad you weren’t affected! My thoughts and prayers were with you anyway. I feel for all the people in Florida and my prayers are with them as well!


  3. So beautiful flower port. Beautiful picture of your mountain . I like
    Iam so happy you weren’t affected. My blessings and prayer were with anyway. Thanks god you , families and neighbour are safe. Still raining there.


  4. Oh Anne. We read of and can see the devastation in parts of Florida. I am glad that you are safe but really feel for our other blogging friends who might be in the path of Ian


  5. Hurricanes are so slow in arriving, then instantly disastrous. I’m glad you’re safe, been wondering. Ian will be one we’ll be talking about for a long time.


  6. You were lucky no horrid rain nor high gusts, but you were prepared like the Girl Scouts (or Pioneer Girls). I can’t imagine how it must feel to know of the impending disaster … I know how I worry when tornadic activity is expectd.


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