A Storm Named Florence

Dated: 09/25/2018

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Hurrance Irma Stormwater SurgeFor the most part, hurricane Florence passed by our area with very little storm impact. A few strong wind gusts and high surf caused minimal destruction to property and beaches. After the storm, conversations seem to center on two thoughts. Why did the Governor declare a mandatory evacuation so early, and how can we help our unfortunate neighbors to the north of us? Having a daughter and her family in Lumberton North Carolina, I was hearing first hand about the floods and damage to people in their community. While these reports are heartbreaking, we were still thankful the storm tracked up the coast.

The potential or possibility of hurricanes in our area is a given. Local weather professionals usually start their “Hurricane Preparedness” seminars and promotions in late May and early June. By September, folks are starting to tune in to the tropics and watching with a bit of uneasiness and muffled excitement as the heat waves cross Africa and head to the open Atlantic. Although not always the case, our worries are highest in September and October. When November arrives, thoughts turn to fall colors, turkey, cooler weather and holidays. Tropical weather scares are just part of the experience of living in the low country. And what a living experience it is!  


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Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson, a graduate of The Citadel, has a proven track record as a CFO, businessman, Entrepreneur and real estate investor. Hank has been active and successful in the Charleston community for ove....

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