Tri-County residents brave the outdoors in rainy weather

VIDEO: Tri-County residents brave the outdoors in rainy weather
Source: WCSC
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Some parts of the Tri-County didn't see a lot of heavy rain during the day Friday, which made it possible for some people to get outdoors.

There were plenty of people going for runs, walking their dogs, and even mowing their lawns.

Over in North Charleston at Park Circle Frisbees, or technically discs, were the hot item of the day.

Several people were taking advantage of the rainy weather by playing disc golf at the course.

"It's made it nice and cool," said Daniel Jones, of North Charleston. "You can do a couple things with them that you can't normally do if you don't have wind. It's been a lot of fun."

"The Governor declared a State of Emergency, and well... this is my state of emergency, just playing golf and having fun," added Adam Bevins.

While kids in the Tri-County may have been excited about having a day off, the teachers who were playing disc golf were feeling the same way.

They didn't think the weather was too bad Friday morning, but they do feel the right call was made to cancel classes.

"Downtown was a disaster yesterday," said Kevin Keith, a teacher in the Charleston County School District. "It's easier for everyone else to not have us [and the school buses] on the roads [later] when it gets worse."

"Even if it turns out that we didn't need to cancel everything, what if it turned out that we needed to and we hadn't?" Jones said. "The kids miss a day of school or we miss a couple days of work, it's not that big of a deal."

Other activities of the day included surfing.

Folly Beach, the Isle of Palms, and Sullivan's Island were the places to be for surfing Friday.

One surfer said Friday morning's waves were some of the best he's seen since moving here.

"It was great waves out there, it was really incredible," said Drew Bilisoly, who surfed on the Isle of Palms. "With this storm coming in and the extra water, extra high tide, you can't beat it."

Local authorities aren't stopping you from going to the beach, but they are asking you to use extreme caution, especially over the next 24 hours.

Both visitors and locals say they've had to rearrange their weekend plans because of the weather.

The weather didn't seem to have any effect on the restaurants on Sullivan's Island.

They were packed throughout the afternoon with families grabbing a bite to eat.

"This weather is awful, but it's not as bad as we thought it was going to be," said Patsy Lanier, of North Carolina.

As for what to expect overnight, many people say they will be staying inside.

Families say they plan to have movie night Friday as they sit out the storm.

Meanwhile some kids are wishing and hoping for better weather.

"[I want to be] in the pool," Hila, of Charleston, said. "Probably same with me, in the pool… in the Bahamas," added Jack, also of Charleston.

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