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Homeowner: Storm reminded me of Hurricane Hugo

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Frances Metts examined the damage done after rain and 70 mph wind gusts pummeled her home on Duncan Chapel Road in Dorchester County.

"It was all the way over on the roof, and they cut down all of that down, and the rain was just coming down. It was all over the place."

Metts says her friend called her to tell her the storm was moving quickly along Interstate 26 and approaching Interstate 95. Metts says it arrived within five minutes of the call.

"I tried to get in the car, and it was raining so hard I couldn't see so I had to go back in the house."

The grandmother of nine says she was terrified.

"I got my purse and my cell phone and a pillow and got in the middle of the floor, in the middle of the house, and just sat there and cried."

By the time we caught up with her, humor had taken the place of her fear as her family began clean-up.

"I have all these pecan trees and pine trees, but minus a few now."

 Metts says she's just relieved she and her home are still standing.

 "I'm just glad that I'm safe, and I wasn't hurt, and I'm ok. God wasn't ready for me yet.

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