If you were in Charlotte when Hugo blew through on Friday, September 22, 1989 these scenarios will look familiar to you.
In the days following Hurricane Hugo did you:
Grill out to use the meat thawing in your refrigerator due to power outages?
Seek out grocery stores who had ice for the same reason?
Buy/borrow/use a chainsaw to clean your yard/street/neighbor's yard?
Wait in line for gas or batteries?
'David Johnson of Charlotte inspects chainsaws at Charlotte Pawn Shop on Wilkinson Blvd. Saturday. Robert Mahaffey said the store had sold more than a dozen chainsaws by 11 a.m. Saws cost$120 - $200.'
'Lines of cars jockey for position at the Petro Express on Independence Blvd. on Saturday.'
'Buck and Elizabeth Laurimore queue up at the A&P at Providence and Queens Roads. The management was letting people in one at a time to shop.'
A family in Chantilly neighborhood eats dinner without electricity.
'Harris Teeter employee hangs sign advertising they'd received a shipment of ice. The store on Cherry Rd. in Rock Hill got in 1500 bags of ice Tuesday morning.'
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