Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew was predicted to graze NC then curl back around toward Miami.

But Saturday morning it was POURING and this is what my radar showed!

I sewed a large pile of strips to make 4-Patch blocks while watching the rain come down and the ponds fill up. It poured heavily for a solid 12 hours.

The pond on the right flowed over it's banks into the lower left pond.

This photo is taken from the top of the hill looking down toward our condo. There is not usually a little river going across the golf course here!

Once the rain was about done we ventured out to inspect the damage.

The pond is still flowing across the cart path!

There should be zero water in this photo. But the ponds were connected by the flooding water.

The marker for hole #12 and the little trash can next to it are now in the pond! That's where we usually feed the turtles and they crawl UP out of the pond to get the food. I wonder where they were hiding during the storm.

Trees down across from us. This is where the extra river ran through all day and loosened tree roots.

Sunday morning was bright and sunny outside but we had no power inside.

I sat by the window and trimmed all the strips I had sewn during the storm and stacked them ready to sew into 4-Patches once the power returned.

This is a new golf hazard. It's a sand trap pond!

How can you have "cart path only" golf when there are trees on the path?

It's amazing how much water was pushed through these ponds yesterday! The drainage system they have in place worked really well for it to be back to normal in 12 hours.
Rambo and Sasha did NOT like the storm.
All back to normal. Our power returned Monday morning. (Out 40 hours.)

Gorgeous morning walk by the serene pond. 
The Pinehurst golf course crews have been really busy cleaning up the downed trees. They do an amazing job.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you survived the rain - I was wondering if the turtles would be washed away? No power for 40 hours so your freezer food must have defrosted? We can claim from the energy people if we lose power for 12+ hours, which happened last year, but they sent us money without even asking :) I'm looking forward to seeing what your 4-patches turn into - bet you wished you had a hand crank machine :p