Twenty years ago tonight, Hurricane Hugo came ashore in coastal South Carolina and then moved inland.
As much as I like to write, I just can’t think of the words to adequately describe how ravaged the area was, how extensive the damage was. It was just beyond comprehension. In South Carolina, 13 lives were lost.
I could go on and on and on about the devastation, because it certainly went on and on; it was widespread and far-reaching. Instead, I want to share three particular remembrances.
Within days, I went up in a Black Hawk helicopter with Billy Graham, Gov. Carroll Campbell and Rep. Harry Hallman. We looked at the destruction from the air. What a view that was! Billy Graham, who certainly has traveled throughout the world, said it was the most extensive destruction he had ever viewed.
Flickr photos by scmikeburton, band4atl, japee and michelinecallicot.