Hurricane Ian was a category 1 storm when it made landfall in the Carolinas. Strong winds and heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding and destruction across the region.
“It was very windy. There are some downed trees and some power lines. It’s really hitting the islands north of Charleston a little bit harder than it’s hitting here,” newlywed and Dallas resident Collin Pruett said.
Collin Pruett now resides in Dallas, but he was born and raised in North Richland Hills. Kate, his new wife, is from the city of Fort Worth. They went to Charleston, where they were getting married, just before Hurricane Ian slammed the area.
“We came in from Texas and the storm hit, but luckily we were able to get through everything before it hit, like an hour before. We didn’t expect it to be a cat 1. I just thought it was going to be a tropical storm. So, when they upgraded to a category 1, we were a little bit concerned,” Pruett said.
Luckily, they both managed to avoid being hurt.
“Everybody here was telling us that rain is good luck, so we figure this is a lot of good luck,” said Pruett.