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2004 ARCHIVE: What are your thoughts on Hurricane Frances?

  • LS, Columbia:
    The response by MH shows is unacceptable to all who live here and in Florida. MH should be ashamed of himself/herself. MH's grammar speaks volumes about the type of person, he/she is.
    JP, Columbia:
    SHIDLIF (Sure Happy I Dont Live In Florida)
  • GK, Gaston:
    My daughter-in-law was right in the middle of Charley as was my son. I prayed so hard and their's was the only house with phone service and no damage! This was a true miracle as all houses around them were damaged. Even my son's little bass boat never moved in the yard while yatchts were thrown like pebbles. My other 2 sons are in Francis and they are fine. God does listen!
  • KK, Irmo:
    When it comes down to it at the end of the day, it does not matter what your preference of politics is or any issue like age, race, or sex, these are fellow Americans that need our assistance.  Those of us that remember Hugo sure do not need to be reminded, although the American population tends to have short-term memory when it comes to issues like this.  And for the record, the active month is really this month and there is another one forming quickly that could put our state in the same situation that Florida is in by this time next week.  May God bless the citizens of Florida and the people that are there to help.  I hope everyone stays safe!
  • SA, Gaston:
    My Parents live in Hobe Sound/Martin County Florida, which was a direct hit by Frances. My parents, who are elderly, decided to stay in their home, not wanting to leave their animals. I am not able to find any information as to what to do after the storm as far as who to contact or what agency if any would be able to check on them to see if they were ok.It could be weeks before utilities are restored and or residents could return to the neighborhood, therefore making it impossible for me to learn of their fate. I think that this information should be easier to find for those that have loved ones that may be in need of help.If any information is available, I am not able to find it
  • GM, Elgin:
    My thoughts are - Thank goodness it doesn't seem to be coming here, I feel very sorry for the people of Florida who are getting hit AGAIN, and I'm glad to see that the strength is diminishing.  I have a friend living in Florida, and her attitude seems a lot more relaxed about the whole thing than I think I would be in her position, but I guess you can get used to anything.  I don't think I'd live there in a trailer, though...
  • JD, Rock Hill:
    I must agree with HB of Columbia that it is sad, and embarassing, that so many of our neighbors must use politics and religion when discussing the weather.  Those unfortunate people who are in the path of this hurricane, or who have property there, probably have safety on their minds, not childish political opinions.  In 1989 I was in the National Guard and my unit was sent to Mt. Pleasant in the aftermath of Hugo.  During that time no one ever mentioned politics or asked which party someone supported, they were only concerned with helping themselves and their neighbors.  Maybe some of you could learn a lesson from this.
  • HB, Columbia:
    I find it sad how people have to throw in politics when asked about a hurricane.  The last time I checked, Republicans were just as evil as the Democrats, if not more so.  Getting back to the question at hand, now that Frances won't hit SC, I don't think about it.
  • jm, lexington:
    It's God's revenge on Florida for cheating in elections.  I don't really feel that way, but if DW wants to make an asinine political statement out of those poor people in Florida's misery I thought that I would join in.  Seriously, I pray for the safety of all of those in the path of this storm.  I imagine that some of them would be more than happy to trade places with you right now MH.
  • lh, columbia:
    my reaction to the hurricane is i hate it. it is messing up my labor day vacation week.
  • BA, Hopkins:
    Thanks to the storm...I have 3 motor homes,8 vehicles, and relatives hanging on the ceiling.  Three brothers and their families arrived with the entire menagerie, including a fish tank with tropical fish, turtle, 6 dogs, 4 cats, a lizard, and a talking parrot.  I could almost hate Frances.  Got the light on at Motel 6...I need a room for recuperation.
  • dw, lexington:
    I find it amusing that the Democrats in the political arena today are acting just like Frances. You know they are out there just stirring up a storm, you know they are vicious and want their way, and you better not get in their way and try to stop them or they will pitch a tantrum and tear everything up! This is a mean storm, and the people in Florida need to get out of it's path. As for MH of Columbia, it's too bad we can't put you in the path of Frances and let her blow you away! If you don't like South Carolina, then GET OUT! We don't want you, and we certainly don't need trash like you in our state!
  • DS, West Columbia:
    My heart is really hurting for the people in the path of Frances.  Actually, we have family members (children, grandchildren, and our parents)that live in Melbourne and Palm Bay. I am praying that there is no loss of life and even though there will be property damage, it really hurts that people have to go through this suffering.  We are sitting up here free from the storm and just praying that everyone is OK, whether they are family or strangers, they are still brothers and sisters. I wish there were something we could do for these people.
  • DT, West Columbia:
    I have no particular thoughts on Frances, but was so very sad to read the comment from MH of Columbia.  How very sad that a person could be so angry, frustrated, etc., as to wish the destruction of an entire state. Obviously this person needs professional help.
  • SV, HEATH SPRINGS:
    To MH of Columbia, if you think this state is so sorry, then why are you still here?? If you can't support your state then quit wasting our time and get the heck out of here! On another note, no one knows what Frances is going to do until it comes.
  • JP, Irmo:
    Its funny how the weather people on WIS keep telling us that it is comming this way, while EVERYONE else who has not stake in RATINGS was saying that is was going thru Fla and GA!
  • MH, COLUMBIA:
    we was hoping it would come blow this sorry state off the map!
  • KH, Pomaria:
    I think just by listening that it is going to be worse than Hugo. So, that has to be pretty bad.
  • MG, Durham, NC:
    Trough approaching from the West means a northward turn for Frances which means a landfall between Savannah and Charleston in my best amateur guess.  Wasn't Floyd supposed to do the same thing Frances is predicted to do?  There's NO climatology for a hurricane to take the path as it is now...we shall all see.  I just hope everyone is prepared wherever she hits.
  • GM, Elgin:
    My thoughts are - Thank goodness it doesn't seem to be coming here, I feel very sorry for the people of Florida who are getting hit AGAIN, and I'm glad to see that the strength is diminishing.  I have a friend living in Florida, and her attitude seems a lot more relaxed about the whole thing than I think I would be in her position, but I guess you can get used to anything.  I don't think I'd live there in a trailer, though...
  • GK, Gaston:
    My daughter-in-law was right in the middle of Charley as was my son. I prayed so hard and their's was the only house with phone service and no damage! This was a true miracle as all houses around them were damaged. Even my son's little bass boat never moved in the yard while yatchts were thrown like pebbles. My other 2 sons are in Francis and they are fine. God does listen!
  • KK, Irmo:
    When it comes down to it at the end of the day, it does not matter what your preference of politics is or any issue like age, race, or sex, these are fellow Americans that need our assistance.  Those of us that remember Hugo sure do not need to be reminded, although the American population tends to have short term memory when it comes to issues like this.  And for the record, the active month is really this month and there is another one forming quickly that could put our state in the same situation that Florida is in by this time next week.  May God bless the citizens of Florida and the people that are there to help.  I hope everyone stays safe!
  • SA, Gaston:
    My Parents live in Hobe Sound/Martin County Florida, which was a direct hit by Frances. My parents, who are elderly, decided to stay in their home, not wanting to leave their animals.
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