When Hugo blew into Summerville, the winds had reached 133 mph. I likened the devastation to that of a war zone.
I volunteered at the food distribution center because of power outage at my office.
The first day we were open, we had very limited supplies. At closing time, a lady with nine grandchildren to feed said she had nothing for them. Our supplies were gone by then, so I went home, gathered some of our supplies to give them to her. I recall receiving a truckload of ice while a price gouger was parked four blocks away selling five-pound bags of ice for $8. He was arrested. The daily lines to receive food were several blocks long. I recall Coors Brewing Company and Miller Brewing Company shipping truckloads of water to us. The good side of people was quite evident. Gas could be purchased on a limited basis since one of the gas stations operated using a generator. I will always remember these things and so much more. We made it through Hugo's devastation.
-- Rebecca Simmons, Blair