Residents of the Carolinas braced for a catastrophic storm as Hurricane Florence approached the area and ultimately made landfall last week. The Southern Charm crew were among those who prepared for the hurricane by evacuating the city or battening down the hatches in their homes in the Holy City.
Ashley Jacobs seems to be among those who decided to ride out the storm, which was downgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane by the time it made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, September 14. She expressed her gratitude that the storm wasn't as destructive as it could have been while sharing a photo tagged at the Charleston Harbor Marina. "Feeling incredibly fortunate that we were spared the worst... yet deeply empathetic to those who were not. I want to thank everyone for their prayers, thoughts and messages this week," Ashley shared on Instagram on Sunday, September 16. "Thinking of all those affected by Hurricane Florence. Continuous prayers your way."
Unfortunately, many of those who lived in the hurricane's path weren't so lucky. The death toll has risen to 32 as of September 18, according to the Associated Press, as reported by TIME. People in North Carolina and South Carolina are now dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, including flooding, closed roads, and power outages, NPR reports.
Following an order from the governor of South Carolina to evacuate the state, Kathryn C. Dennis, Shep Rose, Austen Kroll, and Craig Conover left the city prior to Hurricane Florence's arrival. Patricia Altschul decided to stay in Charleston and wait out the storm. She even "unexpectedly" found herself on The Weather Channel during their coverage of the hurricane.