Evacuation from Hurricane Florence: Part 1


It was almost impossible to find bottled water in Chapel Hill

When the news about the incoming hurricane reached Chapel Hill, there were a lot of mixed opinions. Many believed that the media was overplaying the strength of the hurricane, whilst many others had already booked their ticket to the West Coast, fleeing the area immediately. As exchange students, it was hard to properly assess the situation and we had no idea what the correct response was.

Originally my roommate, Emma, and I had decided that it would be quite the experience to stay in Chapel Hill during the hurricane. So we stocked up on bottled water and canned foods, preparing for the heavy winds, rain and falling trees that were to come.