Coastal Carolina after Hurricane Florence
As most of you are aware, it’s been an eventful month here at the Carolina Coast with the landfall of Hurricane Florence. Many of you have reached out with questions and concerns, as well as a strong desire to assist, so we wanted to take a moment to update everyone, in an effort to ensure we get you the most up to date information. Obviously, there’s been a significant amount of media coverage surrounding the storm, some accurate and some not so accurate. It is our desire to relay real information and real stories, in order to keep you best informed.
Hurricane Florence was a powerful storm that impacted the coastal Carolinas significantly. While the winds were downgraded from initial projections, rain amounts were staggering. Many people have been displaced from their homes due to water damage, most specifically in our inland counties and rural areas along rivers. Recovery efforts continue across several counties for some, and it will remain that way for quite some time. Our hearts go out to all of these individual and families so severely affected. In spite of this, there is always positivity to embrace. Often headlines focus on the total devastation during and shortly after the storm, but not on the rebuilding and humanity that takes place for weeks and months after. If you have ever wanted to witness and live in an area where the entire community comes together for the good of each other, this is where you want to be.
The real story on Hurricane Florence is that it strengthened and bonded southeastern North Carolina. Neighbors helping neighbors, neighbors helping strangers and communities pulling together to get everyone back on their feet. Almost immediately, groups were mobilized to assist those in need with hot meals, warm beds, means of transportation, debris clean up, roof patching – the list goes on and on! It has been inspiring, uplifting and humbling all at the same time. We are beyond proud to call this our home, and have heard from countless others that have echoed the same sentiments. We are all in this together for our beloved area. We are “Carolina Strong”.
Another main point to emphasize, is that while we remain focused and dedicated to relief and recovery efforts, a large majority of folks weathered Florence with little to no issues at all in our area. Throughout this newsletter you will see testimonials of real homeowners and their experience during and after the storm. Feel free to reach out to us in reference to specific communities. We will also address elevations levels for many of our popular and desired communities.
There is still more work to be done, but amazing progress is underway. Wilmington is back to bustling, and Fall is a beautiful time to visit! If you so desire, there are still many ways to assist and donate.
Thank you for taking the time to catch up with us. The real estate market has remained steady in spite of the storm, and we have been busy! We are ready to assist you in any way that we can. Storms are a part of the fabric of living at the coast, but the Wilmington area will always remain one of the most desired in the country!
We hope to see you soon in the warm salt air.
Coastline NC Real Estate Team