posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 02:32 PM
My parents live in Mt. Plesant. I managed to get in touch with them via cell phone ealier today. They, and we assume most everyone else, lost power
around 4 a.m.
There are trees broken everywhere, floods any where you turn, down powerlines left and right, and confused country folk scratching their heads.
The worst part is that the infrastructure of the greater Charleston area is horrible. People are alergic to taxes in S.C. and therefore upgrades to
any system, whether it be roads, power lines, or sewer, are almost non-existant. Damage that results from the storm there is much worse than an area
that would have more modern facilities, such as in Florida.
It's going to be messy, and very smelly. However, I doubt much will change after this storm. It didn't when I lived there after Hugo, and it won't
now. Let's hope that the Category 4 out in the ocean doesn't hit there as well. A 1-2 punch right now could be deveatating. They're still
recovering from Bonnie.