Evacuees rave about Southern hospitality - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Evacuees rave about Southern hospitality

September 6, 2004

Moultrie - Florida evacuees just can't seem to escape bad weather. Those who are camping out at Spence Field in Moultrie spent Monday listening to howling winds and fierce rain.

Trees and power lines swaying with the wind. A labor day spent in Moultrie. Florida visitor, Frank Plevin, says, "Thinking about the hurricane.

Plevin and his wife are Florida retirees, now they're Florida evacuees. Plevin says, "It's something we've never experienced, you don't know what's next."

Far from Hurricane Frances, but an adventure no less at Spence Field.

Near the couple's RV you can find a tree twisted by strong winds, rain drops catching a wild ride off roof tops and a man on a mission.

Dressed in a yellow rain coat, Brent Maule, is knocking on visitor's doors delivering homemade cookies from him and his wife.

Just as the Florida couple rants and raves about Moultrie hospitality. Plevin smiles, "The greatest people I've experienced in my life. I didn't think there were people living like this anymore." There's a knock at his door. He answers it and tells us, "This is exactly what I'm talking about!"

Maule brings in a batch of cookies and smiles, "Cookies make everyone smile."

A smile delivered by a stranger. Maule adds, "Rain or shine!" Plevin tells him, "Beautiful people, just beautiful people."

People this couple might see again. Plevin laughs, "We might be back to good ole Georgia."

Hurricane Ivan may be next, on it's way to the place this one time Michigan couple moved to seven years ago for rest and relaxation.

Spence Field officials are urging campers and RVs to stay put. Not only because of the slick roads, but the traffic and congestion going back south.

posted at 6:20PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:50:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

    More >>

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

    More >>
  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>
  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly