Weekly Photo Challenge – Water – Hurricane Matthew

We live in Chesapeake VA and were much more fortunate than some of our friends further south. Our home sits on a man made lake. In the 28 years we have been here – we have never seen this. The lake flowed into our yard and up to our back deck. The other pictures show the after effects of water and wind. We lost a beautiful maple tree. Only minor damage occurred and we are all fine. This storm was supposed to take a big turn away from our area – so I learned 2 things from this one. One – be prepared regardless of the predictions and two – buy flood insurance even if you are not in a flood zone. It could have been much worse. Hope everyone else is doing OK.