September 13, 2004
County was hit by Hurricane Frances on September 3rd through
the 5th. This hurricane set a record on how long a hurricane
can sit in one area and reek destruction with its constant,
never-ending, powerful winds. Kevin and Sharon stayed at the
shop during this ordeal to protect all of their customer's
cars. All photos were taken when the winds were at their minimum
because we couldn't go outside while they were gusting up
to 100 mph. The above photos show one of our trees as it gradually
gave way to the winds.
our trailers in front of our doors to protect the shops.
is pointing to our neighbor's building that lost its rear
door. You can see it flapping in the wind. Please notice the
photo on the right. See the orange hoist in the background?
it is now...ouch!! Luckily, these were the only two cars that
got damaged during the storm.
early Sunday morning to discover that the 2" high density
foam insulation and fiberglass membrane on our museum building
blew off. We started gathering buckets to catch the rainfall
and began moving and covering cars to keep them safe.
on the right shows part of the roof that blew off of the body
shop. Again, we got to start saving stuff by moving fiberglass,
body pieces, etc.
Kevin braving the storm.
photos show more tree damage.
on the left was taken of the body shop ceiling and the photo
on the right is of the museum ceiling as the drips started
to take out the ceiling tiles.
dropping one by one.
the stores opened and we were able to buy plastic, we covered
all the cars that will stay in the museum. The other cars
were picked up by customers or moved into our trailer.
what the museum looks like today. Kevin couldn't wait to use
cleaned up all of the debris and are now waiting for the insurance
agent to come and take a look so we can get on with the repairs.
Everyone is back at work now. We have had enough of hurricanes
for about 20 more years.
Kevin says, "Do
I have to move this shit one more time?"