Day 9 of being an evcauee of hurricane Florence.
Times are fucking hard social media friends.
I'm alone right now as my husband works to make a living for my little family.
Currently I'm stuck in Jacksonville, FL. With two children under five.
I'm thankful for the fact we are safe, have enough of the essentials
But, people of Wilmington, NC are still struggling to get back to there sleepy town
Please don't forget us in your nightly prayers and thoughts.
I've been quite because honestly I've gone from one crisis to the next.
I'll update more as I'm home.
Hopefully I'll be back in a more "normal" spot to do readings and things again.
For us North Carolineans the storm is still raging in the form of flooding and recovery.
Prepping is only have the battle.
Keep NC in your thoughts and help out when you can.
I can't thank the people at @chickfila enough for helping me when my kids where overwhelming me and my car had broken down.
Trying to make it home.
Or the woman who stopped to claim my son as he just simply wanted to say, " hi" after a long hard day of change.
Thank each and every one who has listened and helped me out.
And to my amazing husband. If it wasn't for his hard work.
I don't know where me and the kids would be stuck at instead of the comfort of a hotel room.. #hurricaneflorence#evcuation#tarotreadings#magic#parentproblems#ridingsolo#littlebaby#nomoflo#nc#wilmingtonnc
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As I’m sitting here studying away from my A&P quiz tomorrow.. I have realized just how important having a support system can be! #nursesinspirenurses That’s why I absolutely appreciate each of you and my wonderful family and friends (even the new ones I have been making every day!) Surrounding yourself with positivity and encouraging individuals can truly pick you up when you are down. I know with the hurricane in the east (not too far from where I am located), has really put a lot of stress on me with colleges being closed all of last week to allow space for those fleeing the storm to stay. #hurricaneflorence We were blessed it settled down into just a rain storm before it crossed right over us. But with the stress of missing a whole week of classes, I have really leaned on you all for motivation and encouragement along with pulling pretty heavy on those closest to me. I’ve also been involved in my college’s National Society of Leadership and Success Organization, which has consumed a bit of my focus and time this week, BUT it allowed me to meet other nursing students to push through this tough week with. #NSLS Tomorrow I will also be attending my college’s student nurses association meeting, which I hope will be not only a great networking place, but an even greater support team. Because this is tough, not that anyone ever said it would be easy! So the more support, positive influences and encouragement you have will truly propel you forward. So be that person for someone! I’m absolutely here to be that person if you need! #nursesinspirenurses#futurenurse#studentnurse#nursingschool#encouragement#positivevibes#futurern#nurselife#inspiration#nurse#youcandoit
I’m still evacuated it feels so strange being away from home for so long. These are pictures of my home town within the last few days after #hurricaneflorence Main Roads are flooded preventing me from returning yet (plus the lack of food, gas, supplies,schools and childcare closed etc) and the fact I lost all my refrigerated and frozen food has lead me to decide to not head home until Friday or Saturday. It was a hard choice because I really need to be at work so I can get paid, but it isn’t an options right now. I hope my succulents and house plants will live. I’m sure several didn’t make it. I know we lost our fence and have roof damage per my neighbor. I’m praying it isn’t terrible, however I know some people lost everything and I feel lucky! We had the initial hurricane, flooding, and tornadoes and my house is still standing! Damage can can repaired, we are safe and that’s all that matters.
Fuzzy wants you to know that Noppies isn't the only #hurricaneflorence kitty who needs a home. He had a brief stay at the vet for antibiotics, but he's back at his foster home now with his buddy Noppies.
CATF-7B Water Rescue Specialist Josh Halsey uses a chainsaw to clear a roadway in Ivanhoe, NC. Many trees have come down and water rescue crews are clearing paths for vehicle assess. What’s unusual is that Halsey has to do all of this while wearing a dry suit and not the normal turnouts he is accustomed to wearing when he uses a chainsaw. #firedepartment#fire#usar#hurricaneflorence#treeremoval
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We knew that we were holding onto the clothes we've outgrown for a reason. 6 trash bags full of clothes and a couple of bags of food ready to go to people who lost everything and need it more than we do.
This text came from my Mama who is helping with relief efforts in Eastern NC.
Y’all please donate so we can help these people get their dignity back.
I saw this video via newsobserver.com, I couldn’t figure out how to save it, so I recorded it on my iPad hence the subpar quality.
But please share this video.
3.4 million chickens + turkeys, 5.5 thousand pigs reported dead from hurricane flows wrath. But more importantly the farm owner who was going to profit off them either way. Locked in their prison cells, to avoid their existence from causing media attention. Locked in their prison cells because their existence is only mere property that the farm owner can claim an insurance payout for. Either way their death meant dollar signs. Please stop funding the animal holocaust if animal abuse is not something you wish to contribute too.
Headed to Farmer johns tonight with @animalalliancenetwork@laanimalsave to continue to share the stories of these victims. If the pigs in this video sound reminiscent of babies, that’s because they are.
Oh yeah. And I read in another article that despite quarries being flooded and Walmart’s being closed, Butterball says “Your thanksgiving turkeys are ok!” I swear, to be human is embarrassing sometimes.
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Oh, this sweet and funny girl! We got to spend the day with our great-niece to help fill a scheduling gap, since she is out of school since the hurricane, but her mama is back at work.
We were talking about her birthday coming up, and the following conversation took place:
Me: My Granny had the same birthday as you!
A: Is she still alive?
Me: *pause and swallow* No. She died last month.
A: Well, we can still say Happy Birthday to her Up There.
Me: Yes, it will be her first birthday party in Heaven.
A: Jesus is gonna bake her a birthday cake!! Y'all, I wanted to lay in the floor and cry, and at the same time, how could I?? Such a sweet and perfect conversation with my wise little *almost* 6 year old niece. Granny would be proud to hear all of that from her shared birthday girl. 😍💖🎂🕇🎁 What a blessing today was, on so many levels!
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Hey, everyone I know some of you have seen this going around. But my friend @funko.pop.playa has lost her house in wake of Hurricane Florence. So no matter how much you donate anything will help her and her son.
I'll also put the link on my profile.
I had the pleasure of serving with some of the finest heroes in the country the last week and a half. Chief Joe Downey, FDNY Special Operations Command is a gifted leader. He and his team deployed on the 17th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks; of which his father, an FDNY Deputy Chief was killed . His story is heartbreaking and heroic. Joe and his brother spent days looking for their father.
It makes you feel small and ashamed for complaining about the little things.
When you eat at Waffle House and realize that the people making your food are the executive vice president and president of Waffle House themselves —
The biggest blessings to me through my first hurricane experience has hands down been these two. So thankful for their friendship and the invaluable time spent with them this week
Wilmington photographer, Ben Richardson, captured this image from his drone today. He posted, “God reminded me in this moment that He’s standing with us. Everything will be alright.” #hurricaneflorence#wilmington#carolinastrong
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Hey everyone. @shopatalanka and I are in a pinch and could really use some help from our #Raleigh peeps. We’ve got two shows with @solacoffee And @popupraleigh And are unable to get back to Wilmington to get our show supplies. We have the jewelry, just not tables, chairs, or displays.
Please let either of us know if you or anyone you know could help us out! Well hook you up with some jewelry, hugs, and unending gratitude.
Jasmine does the dog paddle as she was out in the parking lot at an apartment complex with her owner Shianna Locklear. Locklear ventured into the flooded area to check on her flooded car. The rainy remnants of Hurricane Florence created conditions that caused local creeks and rivers to rise resulting in flooding in East Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Photo by Michael S. Williamson (@mswontheroad)/@washingtonpost#hurricaneflorence#dogsofinstagram
#HurricaneFlorence#Florence Animal rescuers are facing hidden dangers and historic flooding yet as Florence, now the wettest storm on record in the US Carolinas, dumps a final torrent of rainfall before it creeps away.
North Carolina’s governor has warned of the worst flooding yet, water that now rushes towards South Carolina. Rivers are overflowing with terrifying predictability, leaving people and animals helpless.
At one residence, rescuers found wide-eyed, frantic dogs LEFT BEHIND AND LOCKED IN OUTDOOR CRATES while flood water poured in. They couldn’t escape on their own. PLEASE continue to help!
ARM volunteers continue to undergo rescues in devastated Jacksonville, NC, one of the zones hit hardest by Hurricane Florence. Farmed animal facilities have been completely flooded and the majority of animals have drowned. Some farms, including this Smithfield Farms facility, have been abandoned, leaving the pigs behind to fend for themselves. Dogs continue to be found, fed, and reunited with their owners. Despite the unbelievable death toll, volunteers remain active in saving as many animals as possible.
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