The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164852 Message #3950348
Posted By: Steve Shaw
14-Sep-18 - 07:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Hurricane Florence & Fall 2018 STORMS
Subject: RE: BS: Hurricane Florence
On average we get a good battering two or three times every winter. In 2014 we got storm after storm and they did a lot of damage. We live about half a mile inland, very exposed, but we have a good roof, so the worst we get is salt over all our windows. We've lived here for 32 years now and I've cultivated lots of shrubs and trees to shelter our patch. When we first moved here we were very open and we got two lots of serious roof damage (new roof since then, with stainless steel clips holding each slate) and two greenhouses demolished. The shelter from the trees and shrubs now takes care of that. You live and learn and roll with Mother Nature! But most of the time it's a lovely place to live. And the sun sets over the sea. We had a belting sunset yesterday. Don't like those easterlies on your side, as I'm both man and beast!