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.
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.