You don't think of the east coast of the US as a place that experiences wild fires. That is a west coast thing, rigtht? Well...imagine my surprise when I woke this morning to the news that Myrtle Beach, SC is on fire; 5,000 acres in North Myrtle Beach with no end in sight.
I am sitting here shaking. And crying. Because, well...My Mom, my sister and my brother all live in North Myrtle Beach, SC. They have already evacuated 2,500 residents, but not in my Mom's area yet. She is a concern because she is on oxygen and is pretty much homebound.
They said the only way to stop this from spreading is 1. The Inner coastal waterway acting as a firebreak and 2. Heavy rains - which aren't in the forecast until next week.
I am trying not to let the kidlets see me cry because I don't want them to worry all day in school, but I have to say: