Florence

Engelhard, N.C. (Steve Helber/AP)

Engelhard, N.C. (Steve Helber/AP)

The whole world is underwater.

The places where I grew up, the places where I lived as a young man, the places I have been writing about all my life.

Mill Creek Road, Newport  (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)

The places where people I love live.

Robert Simmons Jr. and "Survivor," New Bern, Sept. 14, an already famous photograph by Andrew Carter at the Raleigh News & Observer

Robert Simmons Jr. and “Survivor,” New Bern, Sept. 14, an already famous photograph by Andrew Carter at the Raleigh News & Observer

The places that fill my dreams.

Soldiers from the N.C. National Guard stacking sandbags, Lumberton, N.C., Sept. 14 (Andrew Nelles, The Tennessean)

Richlands and Trenton, Pollocksville, Newport and New Bern. Wilmington, Burgaw and Lumberton. Engelhard, Belhaven and Washington.

New Bern

New Bern

I am thinking about you all. I am keeping you in my prayers. I am holding you all in my heart.

Shelter at Burgaw Middle School, Sept. 12. EPA/CAITLIN PENNA

Shelter at Burgaw Middle School, Sept. 12. EPA/CAITLIN PENNA

2 thoughts on “Florence

  1. Oh, David, thank you for doing this post. Is there any way I can share this on my FB page? If so, tell me how (not too savvy about these things.) I’d also like you if you can to send this post to Sen. Burr and Tillis asking for immediate, emergency federal aid. Mayor Rett Newton is asking everyone in Beaufort and surrounding areas to please help him and Beaufortians by emailing Sen. Burr and Tillis about the havoc wrought here, and the absolutely critical need for aid. Your pictures and words say it all. Thank you! Susan >

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  2. thank you, Susan– and yes of course, I’ll send to Sen. Burr & Tillis– as for posting on Facebook, yes, of course, anything– I think if you go to the bottom of my post, you should see a Facebook insignia– if you click on it, it *should* direct you to posting it on your Facebook page! Sure hope you’re doing ok– take care, David

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