Preparation has been set in motion. Businesses and homes are securing their domain. Shelters are being prepared for the homeless. Buses, cars and trucks are leaving in droves. This is a monumental event and one that has not threatened these parts since 1999. As a community braces for the awesome power of Mother Nature, we put our thoughts and prayers to everyone and their families.
For those that remain, Charleston is witnessing a rare event, a virtual ghost town where we put aside the aesthetic beauty of this historic area and put safety first.
We wanted to share some images that we will rarely see: a city closed for business.
Keep South Carolina and everyone potentially affected in your thoughts in the next few days.