All I know, having spent several years in South Carolina as a youth, is that this was one powerful hurricane. Martin Savidge, from CNN, drove down with his crew on Friday morning expecting complete devastation. While we did have a good bit of damage, we actually came out of it fairly well. At least at our house. Our bouganvillas were stripped bare, lost some tejas upstairs, and my favorite tree lost a few limbs, but as we were experiencing it my most lasting memory is just how raw nature can be when she is pissed.
In the long run I don't think it matters to the folks that lost roofs, homes, trees, etc. whether Patricia was the strongest hurricane ever. It's enough to say that she sure was a b###h of one.
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