In an emergency meeting at the News and Courier, the journalists receive a briefing from a grim-faced meteorologist who has tracked the storm for days. He refers to Hugo as "monstrous, lunatic, and unpredictable." ...
'Where do you think it will hit? What's your best guess?' a reporter asks.
'Sir, I think it's going to hit Charleston,' he replies. 'It's coming right at us.' "
South of Broad, by Pat Conroy