I had many guests still, nearly a month later, asking about how the Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn fared in the hurricane. Truth be told, and this blogger...
I had many guests still, nearly a month later, asking about how the Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn fared in the hurricane. Truth be told, and this blogger stayed here, pretty darned well.
October 6th was the morning where they announced the citizens to evacuate. Many of us took it as a strong suggestion and some of us stayed. It was a ghost-town. The weather was calm and mild, but the town was virtually shut down. A few of our staff members stayed in the inn, which, being built in 1853, had weathered the stronger Sea Islands Hurricane. So, naturally, the skeleton crew and a few select guests figured we were in the safest spot in town! The actual hurricane didn’t hit until the night of the 7th.
Astonishingly, the inn never lost power. The wind howled, the river practically knocking on the River St’s shops doors. There were a few crashes and the lights flickered once or twice. As soon as the sun came up, we were all out there, tourists in our own city.
The downed trees were a major concern. In fact, Bonaventure cemetery still isn’t open to the public after so many toppled cypresses. The tree in the picture was right across from the inn itself!
We remained fully operational! Not all businesses were as lucky, but the city was nearly the same by October 10th and the weather was gorgeous to make up for it! After a full month, you can hardly tell a hurricane came through.
The locals say that General James Oglethorpe sold his soul to protect Savannah from hurricanes. Maybe there might be something to that.
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