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View Poll Results: If here during Hugo, would you stick around again if similar threat?
I was here during Hugo and Yes, I'd stay again. 3 14.29%
I was here during Hugo and No, I'd leave for a safer area. 5 23.81%
I wasn't here during Hugo, but I'd definitely leave. 9 42.86%
I wasn't here during Hugo, but I'd stay. 4 19.05%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-29-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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I was here during Hugo but if a similar hurricane were threatening again, I'd get the heck out of town.

I know a lot of people want to stay at home and in the area so I was curious what you'd do if a next time were to become a reality.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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I lived on James Island when it hit. We evacuated to Union SC and our brick home lost both porches, and 7 trees hit our home is some capacity or another. So my rule now is Cat 3 or bigger I'm getting the heck outta Dodge.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Twenty-five years have passed since Hugo. What improvements have been made from better roads and evacuation routes to better and stricter building and structure codes to withstand or minimize damage from hurricanes?
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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Twenty-five years have passed since Hugo. What improvements have been made from better roads and evacuation routes to better and stricter building and structure codes to withstand or minimize damage from hurricanes?
Just imagine if we still had the old cooper river bridges instead of the new one.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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I lived on Folly when Hugo came. A lot of friends holed up at a buddy's house on John's Island and I wish I had too. Instead I got talked into going to Columbia where we lazed around in a hot tub with drink in hand and watched the news in the AM as that section of Columbia never lost power. BUT, I missed watching the eye of the hurricane pass as my other friends experienced and I've forever regretted that.

Hugo sized and I'd probably stay. Much bigger/meaner and probably not.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: 29464
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I voted "I wasn't here during Hugo, but I'd stay" ... with the caveat that a moth flew past my window earlier today and precipitated me inquiring about potential agents to sell my home ... long story short my vote was a lie.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:48 AM
 
Location: N.Charleston,SC
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You couldn't pay me to stay! I left my home and went to Jacksonville Fla.

Mother nature is nothing to play with!!
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I wasn't here, but I have always lived on the coast and grown up with hurricanes coming and passing by all my life. I lived through hurricanes and my family members have been without power for a week or more (think up North Carolina / Virginia last biggest hurricane). Like the Capt says I would leave with my family. If it's Cat 3 or more we would leave for safety. Otherwise, I love the hurricanes to pass by all the time and bring good waves!
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC (West Ashley)
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I was in Williamsburg County and I was 3, so while I wasn't too far away, I didn't have much of a choice in evacuation .

If a Category 3 or higher storm is forecast to hit Charleston, I'm gone. Our grandparents live in the NC mountains and that's where we'd evacuate to.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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We're farther away from the coast then a lot of people, but if it was a Cat 3+, we would pack up and drive to our friends in Chattanooga for a few days.

Disclaimer: was not here during Hugo, but have went through some pretty huge and unpredictable "weather events" coming from the midwest.
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