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Chapter one - HURRICAN FLOYD CHATROOM 

2000 Hurricane Message Board
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Hurricane Floyd
Message Line

 

This service was provided at no charge
by the Chesapeake Bay Sampler - Onancock, Virginia,
 Core Mall - Exmore, Virginia,
WESR Radio  Onley-Onancock, Virginia
and
WBTW Television in Florence, South Carolina
to citizens during Hurricane Floyd.  They were able to leave messages for
family or friends.

You were able to  contact: Kelley Drummond direct at WESR Radio
or Leave a message by e-mailing: floyd@esva.com.
If there was an emergency, you were able to list it by  E-mailing:  emergency@esva.com

 

 

Below is a review of messages received by Kelley Drummond, Program Director of
WESR Radio, Onley-Onancock, Virginia
and
Virginia Taylor, Webmaster & Designer of the Chesapeake Bay Sampler
before, during, and after Hurrican Floyd.

This Web Page was made possible with the assistance of WBTW Television in Florence, South Carolina and Lennie Core of Exmore, Virginia, Webmaster & Designer of Core Mall.

A Note from the Sampler:
Fritz & I were flooded out; but fortunate.  We have relocated and have put our lives back in order.  It can be done with a tear here and laughter there; but as the future becomes the past always remember what is most important: Family and Friends; for material things can be replaced.

In time the aching pains, sore muscles, and sadful tears will be replaced with precious moments.  I can attest to this.  We lost our home in Hurrincane Hugo in South Carolina in 1989.  It was family and dear friends that made those trying times bearable.  Comes today:  it again, has been family members and friends like Willie and Iris Crockett in Onancock, Virginia, our daughter and son-in-law in South Carolina (who drove up and spent hours & hours cleaning, scrubbing & helping us move), my husband's father and his wife for their prayers and support, and our dear & most special friends on the Eastern Shore of Virginia who have been here for us from the time we were being flooding out: these are the precious moments to be remembered: special is family & friends, everything else is secondary.
Respectfully,
Virginia Taylor

Communication was an extreme problem after Hurricane Hugo hit South Carolina in  September 1989.
This service was provided in order to facilitate efforts in the private and public sector during Hurricane Floyd for messages to reach
as many people as possible in the shortest period of time in an emergency situation...


Review
Begins Here

As follows:

You can leave a message for family or friends. Most motels have computers, schools, libraries, etc.  Stop and ask, "Would you send this E-mail for me to:  floyd @esva.com."
Most people are good hearted and kind; be there for your neighbor, let family and friends know what's happening so they don't worry unnecessarily......

If there is an emergency, we will list it. E-mail:  emergency@esva.com

Messages have been posted below alphabetically by last name.

Messages updated on a regular basis.
For further information contact:  Kelley Drummond direct at WESR Radio.

Leave a message by e-mailing:  floyd@esva.com.

Local Government - Post Information Here



 
 

E-mails to Kelly Drummond, WESR Radio or Virginia Taylor, Sampler Webmaster

From: "Roger Leigh" <rleigh@globalnet.co.uk>
To: "Kelley Drummond" <wonderwoman_dj@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Hurricane Floyd
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 11:45:19 +0100

Thank you for your reply to my "Hurricane" query.It was very re-assuring,
and now I see from the weather map that St Simons Island is enjoying really
fine weather.I hope that  people and property on the Island surved O.K. and
of course that all you folks in Georgia and the Carolinas have come through
safe and sound.
Best wishes
Roger Leigh, England.

From: "Sidney Baudin" <dsbb@iafrica.com>
To: "Kelley Drummond" <wonderwoman_dj@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Son Conrad Baudin in Orlando Disneyworld visiting- OUR THANKS 
FOR YOUR CARING AND GOOD NEWS
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 00:40:08 +0200
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Kelley Drummond <wonderwoman_dj@hotmail.com>
To: dsbb@iafrica.com <dsbb@iafrica.com>
Date: 16 September 1999 21:31
Subject: Re: Son Conrad Baudin in Orlando Disneyworld visiting
 

 >****Dear Kelley
Thank you for your caring response. We are grateful for the reassurance and
feel for all those who have to face Floyd as he makes landfall in Carolina
in a devastating way. We have been following on CCN and Internet.Seeing all
that frightening power unleashed on millions of people is a very sobering
and scary thought . The feeling is very strong that faith alone can sustain
at a time like that.
  I am a Rotarian of long standing and applaud your "Service before Self" -
way of life. It speaks of a deep and abiding faith in your fellowmen and
women as we walk this long journey called Life.

Thanks again and maybe we can look out for travellers from the US of A in
distress over here as well if the occasion should ever arise.
God Bless
and Warmest Greetings
Joan and Sidney
 
 

Dear Joan and Sidney,

Have faith, my friends in spirit.  I just got off the phone with someone
who
lives 10 minutes from Orlando and he said the worst they got from Floyd 
was
bad wind along the coastal area and high surf at the coast.  As far as 
rain
is concerned, he reported only a quarter of an inch total.

The storm has passed north of Florida now.  Disneyworld's Animal Kingdom
as
re-opened today and damage from the wind in that area is minimal.

I am pleased to offer this help and reassurance to you and your family. 
I
am sure that the tv reports have been frightening for you all since you
have
never had the experience of a hurricane.  For your son, and others in the
Orlando area, the danger has passed.

Thank you for writing and feel to contact me anytime at
wonderwoman_dj@hotmail.com.

Love and peace,
Kelley Drummond, Program Director, WESR
 
 
 

 

 

Commonweath of Virginia
10/15/99
The island of Tangier, Virginia was evacuated; all residents were asked to leave.  For those who stayed, they wished that 
they had not, according to local waterman.

Tangier Island Residents begin evacuation
Island of Tangier, Virginia (12 miles in Chesapeake Bay) evacuation beginning at 3:30 PM with Tour Boats, etc.

Eastern Shore of Virginia - Public Transporation
Star Transit Transportation: All Routes Closed Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999

Business Listing -  Post Information Here

From: Patty Sue Sanders <docps@sccoast.net>To: <business@esva.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 5:14 PM Subject: closed > Am closed till Monday --or whenever!
Eyecare/Eyewear  Conway,SC Dr.Frank A. Sanders

Miscellaneous

From: Hector Ghiotti <HGhiotti@alberdi.com> To: <emergency@esva.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 12:12 PM  Received E-mail:  No message received

Hurricane Tracking
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Date

From

Message

A
09-14-99

Applegate, M
Seaside Rd, Surfside Beach, SC

Am OK, we are at  Aunt Bee's in
Anderson, SC

B
09-15-99 - 10:15

















































 

" Baudin, Joan & Sidney" 

















































 

E mail: dsbb@iafrica.com

Subject: Son Conrad Baudin in Orlando Disneyworld visiting
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 10:15:36 +0200

Hi  Wonderwoman
Great work that you are undertaking.
Our son Conrad Baudin known to be at, in, or near Disneyworld in Orlando
>on holiday from South Africa . For a couple of seventyyear olds who are his
parents we are a little worried by the frightening CCN video imagery.
How does one cope from over here?
Joan & Sidney Baudin



Reply from WESR Radio - Kelley
Have faith, my friends in spirit.  I just got off the phone with someone who 
lives 10 minutes from Orlando and he said the worst they got from Floyd was 
bad wind along the coastal area and high surf at the coast.  As far as rain 
is concerned, he reported only a quarter of an inch total.

The storm has passed north of Florida now.  Disneyworld's Animal Kingdom has 
re-opened today and damage from the wind in that area is minimal.

I am pleased to offer this help and reassurance to you and your family.  I 
am sure that the tv reports have been frightening for you all since you have 
never had the experience of a hurricane.  For your son, and others in the 
Orlando area, the danger has passed.

Thank you for writing and feel to contact me anytime at 
wonderwoman_dj@hotmail.com.






 

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09-16-99 - 12:41 AM

















 

Everitt, Tommy
Gatesville, NC

















 

Subject: For Betsi & Fred at Onancock
Virginia
From Brother Tommy in Gatesville, NC

We expect Floyd around noon Thursday . . . everything is tied down with log chains . . . Buddy is in his roost and Mom is in hers . . . The batteries are all charged up because we expect power failure soon . . . winds are beginning to gust hard around 9:30 PM . . . on the lookout for twisters . . . If we have power and telephones, will keep you guys on the Shore posted . . . the culvert under the main street can't take any more water, expect it to go over the top within the hour.  Bro. Tommy & Co.

F

 

 

G
09-14-99
 

09-15-99 - 11:23 AM

Graham, D
East Bay St., Charleston, SC
 

Greene, G
Effingham, SC

Gone to Atlanta, am fine
 I will call; cell phone dead.
Went by and picked up Betsy.

Am fine, hatches battened out,
going to Mother's

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J

 

 

K

 

 

L
09-15-99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

09-15-99 - 11:42 PM










 

Leigh, Roger
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lougheed, Marvin












 

From: Roger Leigh r.leigh@mdx.ac.uk

I read your webpage invitation to contact you for further information.
My daughter is flying from England to St Simons Island on Saturday for
(hopefully ) a month long vacation with her two small children. What are
conditions like on St Simons? Will she be allowed to travel on to the
island? We have no experience of hurricanes in England and the press
reports make it all sound rather frightening.Is it safe to come?
Roger leigh

England.
r.leigh@mdx.ac.uk
 

Caramine and Harry and Precious, of course!

Don't do anything brave or foolish.

Take care and hope all goes well!

Love,

Carole and Marvin

M
09-15-99

McElveen, B
Murrels Inlet, SC

Have gone inland, west of
Georgetown, SC
We are fine.

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09-15-99 - 3.:38 PM



















 

Padgett, Greg
W Palm Beach, Florida



















 

 Hi Virginia, 
 You have probably heard by now as much as I have regarding hurricane floyd's  track....it looks like the eye will cross just north of myrtle beach which may  be better for your family down there......areas north of the eye will see the  strongest winds.  the good news is that the storm is not quite at strong as it
 was.....the bad news is that it is still powerful.   I will try to let you know
 my whereabouts....but ive been floating around the last few days.........from
 shift to shift......so my schedule is not set in stone.

 take care
 greg 

Q-R
09-13-99

Reed, T
Chuck Circle, Florence, SC

Will keep safe, going to stay at church.

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V
09-14-99

Vincent  J
St Simons Island, Ga.

Fell, broke leg, is now set:
at Roper Hospital
Not serious

W
09-15-99 - 7:40 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

09-24-99
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

09-22-99















 

Wiberg, Ingrid
Halmstad, Sweden
 

Woods, Clarence



 

I am a desperate mother in Sweden, Halmstad, trying to get information about my daughter Caroline Arvidsson, who is among the staff onboard The Disney Wonder, somewhere round the Bahamas. Do you think it's possible for 
you to help me out and mail me all the information you can get about the cruiser.
Most thankful love to you all. 
God Bless You. 
Address; 
 ingrid.wiberg@lokaldelen.se



From: Ingrid Wiberg <Ingrid.Wiberg@lokaldelen.se>
To: 'Virginia Taylor' <sampler@visi.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 1999 6:23 AM
Subject: SV: your daughter

Thank You so much for Your mail Virginia.
Just wanted You to know that I heard from my daughter yesterday.
She's just fine. Unfortenately the harbour and city of Nassau seems
to have gone with the wind Floyd. We have never experienced such
strong winds as a hurricane in Sweden, but I can imagine the power
and horror.
Thank You again for Your mail, must say I'm impressed over the kindnes
and empathy from You concerning a worried mum.
Best regards from a happy mum
Ingrid
 
 

This message can now be taken off of the message board.  Thank you so very
much for posting it.  He was found 12 hours ago and is OK.
----- Original Message -----
From: Clarence Woods <woods.c.a@worldnet.att.net>
To: < floyd@esva.com>
Cc: <RFLM73@aol.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 2:17 PM
Subject: Raphael Furnell L. Mackey
 
 
 
 
 

We are very concerned about our friend Raphael Furnell L. Mackey.  He is
the
> regional manager for a video store chain and was traveling to various
stores
> in Eastern North Carolina when Floyd hit.  His date of birth is 06-26-73.
> His address is 2346 Hurt Drive., Rocky Mount, NC.  If anyone has any
> information regarding his whereabouts PLEASE contact us.  Furn if you get
> this message please call your Mom, Brother or Us as soon as you are able
to.
> We are very worried and love you very much.  Clarence and Renee Woods,
> e-mail address is NeeWoods@aol.com
>

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for their support.

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