I planned to finish my Atlantic Ocean 2020 project with a research trip to the Outer Banks. I have been working on this project since 2013. I have driven from Fort Kent Maine to Key West Florida to talk to people about what they have seen and experienced on their beloved shores. I grew up in Maine. My feeling about the “Great Pond” are profound. Read more about the project
I had 7 hotel reservations from Charleston , SC to Wilmington, North Carolina. I had appointments with university professors, town officials and fishermen/women. I planned to land on September 7 in Charleston. THEN: Dorian arrived.
LIKE A RIVER: The heavy rains and storm surge made Ashley Street in Charleston look like a river. pic.twitter.com/CSu2xhDxsy
— NBC Charlotte (@wcnc) September 5, 2019
BREAKING: Live wire down at the Charleston City Market!
The explosions of it can be heard from blocks away. #chsnews #Live5Dorian pic.twitter.com/dWdVAsTr5S
— Rob Way (@RobWayTV) September 5, 2019
Delta Airlines Cancels and offers FREE tickets. FIRST time in MY 68 years Supporting Data
Hotels closed- FIRST time in MY 68 years. This one is over 100 years old. Will it be there tomorrow? Supporting Data
Hurricane #Dorian has finally officially made #landfall over the #USA as the eye crosses #CapeHatteras on the Outer Banks of #NorthCarolina
Will Dorian track towards the UK in the coming days? Find out here: pic.twitter.com/iaiD8afL1p
— Met Office (@metoffice) September 6, 2019
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I thought about going anyway but it seemed so very inappropriate to be there asking these questions in the aftermath of what happened. I will be returning sometime in the near future.