Hurricane Matthew has hit the United States, and Captain Lee Rosbach is thankful that he and his family in South Florida were "virtually unscathed" by the storm, which weakened to a still powerful Category 3 hurricane as it roared north across the state's east coast Friday. "South Fla, was lucky. Matthew wobbled east just a wee bit to give us a real break. We came thru virtually unscathed," the Below Deck boss wrote on Facebook Friday. "North Fla, maybe not so much. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Send some for our friends to the north, [we're] all good down here. Thank you so much."
Captain Lee expected something much worse as he prepared for the hurricane's arrival on Thursday.
But Ben Robinson, who also lives in South Florida in Fort Lauderdale, seemed cool as a cucumber while anticipating the storm's arrival. "I'm gonna be here all weekend. I'm actually gonna stick a live camera up in my bedroom, and you can monitor me," he joked during a Facebook live chat on Tuesday. "Hey, if it gets really bad, just call the paramedics."
Kate Chastain, who lives in Melbourne, Florida, did not have the same attitude when it came to Hurricane Matthew. She revealed on Twitter that she evacuated safely to Orlando to wait out the storm, and she was prepared for the worst.
Though the chief stew is not a big fan of beach picnics, as we've seen on Below Deck, she said the experience of packing up basically everything on the yacht for those parties came "in handy prepping for #HurricaneMatthew."
Southern Charm's Landon Clements revealed on Twitter that Charleston has battened down the hatches in anticipation of the storm, which is expected to cause serious rainfall and possible flooding in South Carolina beginning Saturday morning.
However, she has found some fun in being stuck indoors.
Fellow Charlestonian Patricia Altschul prepped her gorgeous Charleston mansion in anticipation of the storm.
Celebrities who were not directly impacted by the storm are sending their thoughts and prayers through social media to those who have been affected, especially those in Haiti, where the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.