'I can't afford to leave my home': evacuating too costly for some in path of Hurricane Florence
There was only one building at the Sandygate Village boarded up with plywood as the first gusts from Hurricane Florence punched through this 104-unit housing complex: the landlord’s office.
For many in this low income housing community in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, about a mile from the coast and a few hundred feet from the Waccamaw River, the image spoke volumes.
“They boarded up and now they’re gone,” said 57-year-old resident Henry Mitchell. “I thought they were supposed to do it for us too. It’s crazy.”
Mitchell, who is disabled and unemployed, was among the many residents here who... read more
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