August 28th 2011 6:46 pm
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Just seen a pic of a house burned up and this was the write up underneath it.....
"Firefighters hose down the smoldering remains of of a house in Rodanthe, N.C. destroyed by fire during Hurricane Irene. Roger and Celia Meekins barely escaped their home during the height of the storm when they realized their home in Rodanthe, N.C. was ablaze. Their neighbors Heather Fleming and Jim Meyer helped them out of the water after they exited the burning structure. The flame became so intense the four made a swim/walk through the five foot deep storm surge to a neighbors home about 100 yards away. They also has three dogs in tow."
Thank God some people stayed!
Yes it is the same Rodanthe as in the movie "Night in Rodanthe"
Great movie with ironically a hurricane in it. Richard Gere and Diane Lane fall in love. Good movie if you like romance but feel a good cry is needed.
If you wish to see the pics of whats left of the outer banks here's the web address just pan down and you see Irene lashes NC Coast. Of course, the other storm pics are amazing too....
Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/stormpics/#ixzz1WNU0M8gg
Oh and Tux is going to the vet Mon. His leg was doing soso and then he hurt it again. Mom thinks he's torn a muscle in there somewhere.
intersting. mom has seen the movie nights in rodanthe and read the book too. it was good.
Hey Zoe! Furry interesting. Mom saw the movie but found it too slow. Nice scenery though...
Purrs for Diamond!
Wow, that's quite a story!! All that AND 3 dogs to worry about!! Glad they're all okay!! Luv, Tink
It is a little slow but we actually recognized the land. I like the part where they are cleaning out the pantry.
BTW, the house the film was filmed in has been torn down. A friend of Mom's is working with an author (hius book is about all the late 1800 structures that are still around and a photographer on the outer banks to do a calender and card collection. She was the one that told Mom that house wasn't there anymore. She was supposed to be driving out there during labor day. I guess she won't now.
We have had several movies made here. Another great movie with N.C. beach scenes in it was YaYa Sisterhood. When Mom and Dad first seen it they said there's Fort Fisher! It was the part where the Mom had ran away from her problems.
Loved the YAYA movie, but it was about Louisiana, so we just assumed it was all Louisiana!! That's interesting!!
Tink, I'm sure most of it was but Wilmington is "Little Hollywood" which is a 30 min drive from Fort Fisher. I bet the producer or someone said I know a great beach location for this shot.
Little Hollywood was where Brandon Lee got shot during the filming of The Crow. Dawsons Creek was filmed there too.
Sad to say the recession has about killed "Little Hollywood"
We also had a "Little Chicago" a couple miles away from here back during the Prohibition days. You ought to hear the stories the old timers tell about that. Wow! The big time gangsters would be seen there from time to time. They say you should have seen them with their fancy suits and cars. And the body guards!
oh sorry for the double post and that was me not alley. I love the history of the old movies and so cool dawson's creek was filmed there too.
thank cat for good neighbors, we're purring for Tux.
Amazing pics of the hurricane's damage ~ i sure don't think i would ever want a house on the beach!! i am so glad to hear that family made it out safely with their doggies, and bless their neighbors for helping them. thanks for sharing, this was interesting about the movie too. purrs Anna
Furtastic story, Zoe! I have learned that good neighbors mean EFURYTHING to us! U really don't purrpreciate wonnerfur neighbors until somethin' bad really happens 'n then, voila, they r there fur u. We purrin' fur Diamond, 'n Tux, too sweetie! We hope all goes ok at da vet today fur Tux. Stress can be bad on all o' us, jus' happy u all r al'ight.
Mom don't care to mush fur drama queen movies dat make her cry, her sez life is 'nuff drama!
Purr 'n whisker nudges,
Pawsome movie!!!! Loved it and so happy to hear that the people and their dogs were rescued during that nasty storm Irene......
ps Purring for Tux hoping that all is ok.
Great story - glad they had some good neighbors.