The blistering sun is back. But Monday's swollen flood waters from Tropical Storm Irma are slowly seeping away, leaving a once anxious Charleston community relieved, yet tender.
"When the wind got a little stronger, nothing compared to Hugo, but I started to think my son might be right. I should have left," said 76 year-old Joseph Jones. He lives two blocks from the intra-coastal waterway and rode out Hurricane Hugo in his small, ground level, one story home. "But after a while, when the water started receding after Irma, I knew I made the right decision." He says his home saw no real damage. But mentally he feels raw.